You Should Consider…
Popularity of the Legal Profession: There are many law graduates in non-legal jobs.
Quality of your Degree: You should aim for a first class honours.
Cost of Qualifying: Your whole student debt may exceed £50,000.
The Training Contract: Hundreds of graduates are chasing the elusive training contract. We (Lightfoots) received 200+ applications for our last training contract and we have applications almost daily.
A legal firm is a business and, as well as gaining the technical qualities of excellent oral and written communication and expertise, Legal Professionals must:
- Continually strive for new business for their practice; therefore good business sense is required.
- Have good communication skills – you must be able to connect with your clients.
- Master a variety of technologies – word processing, presentation, practice-related software applications etc.
- Master the art of Time Management – the Legal Profession’s income is based on billable hours and Time Management is a crucial skill.
However, if you have the ambition, tenacity and ability to achieve, it is a rewarding career and we wish you every success!