If you are looking to apply for a role as a Solicitor then you will be a qualified Solicitor able to advice clients on areas of law. Although solicitors can become specialists in particular areas, it is usually the role of a Legal Executive the same level as a solicitor who specialises leaving solicitors free to do a more generalist law role.
You could be working in a practice with clients as individuals or working with businesses and dealing with companies and providing advice on a mass basis. Strong spoken and written communication skills are essential in order to be a good Solicitor.
Trainee solicitors can earn around £18,590 a year. Qualified solicitors can earn between £25,000 and £70,000 a year.
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If you are ready to apply for the role as a Solicitor, please see the below covering letter which you can use as an example.
Solicitor Cover Letter Example
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of Solicitor
I would like to apply for the role of Solicitor that I have seen advertised for (what practice, in what publication, when and any job reference).
I qualified as a Solicitor in (what year, and any more details) and have been working in a Law capacity starting as a legal assistant since (what year). I enjoy working in the legal practice and providing advice to my clients.
I have always had client facing roles and feel that my communication skills are excellent. I like to ensure that I provide the best advice I possibly can to help my clients get a satisfactory outcome to their problems and concerns.
I like the more challenging cases and like to ensure that I do my own research very thoroughly so as not to miss anything that would be beneficial to the case.
I am a very organised person who pays great attention to detail. I enjoy my work and I am always interested in improving my skills for the better of my clients.
I have enclosed my CV for your consideration, should you be interested in my skills, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.
You should amend this letter example as suitable before using it for your job applications. Good luck.