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Apprenticeship training course

Solicitor (level 7)

Progressing legal matters and transactions, applying legal knowledge and commercial judgement to produce solutions which meet clients' needs.

Qualification level
Equivalent to master’s degree.
Typical duration
72 months
Apprenticeship category
Legal, finance and accounting
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Banking solicitor
  • Catastrophic injury solicitor
  • Charity solicitor
  • Civil liberties solicitor
  • Civil litigation solicitor
  • Clinical negligence solicitor
  • Competition law solicitor
  • Corporate tax solicitor
  • Criminal solicitor
  • Dispute resolution solicitor
  • Employment solicitor
  • Environmental solicitor
  • Family solicitor
  • Immigration solicitor
  • Insolvency solicitor
  • Private client solicitor
  • Property litigation solicitor
  • Public law solicitor
  • Real estate solicitor
  • Residential property solicitor
  • Social welfare law solicitor
  • Tax solicitor
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Obtain relevant facts by effective questioning and active listening.
  • Find, analyse, and assess documents to extract relevant information including recognising when additional information is needed , interpreting and evaluating information obtained, recording and presenting information accurately and clearly.
  • Recognise when legal research is needed and use appropriate methods and resources including identifying, finding and assessing the relevance of sources of law, interpreting, evaluating and applying research results, recording and presenting findings of research accurately and clearly.
  • Develop strategies and solutions including an understanding of a client’s commercial and personal circumstances, their needs, objectives, priorities and constraints.
  • Provide advice which is informed by appropriate and factual legal analysis and identifying the consequences of different options.
  • Draft documents from scratch and use precedents which address all legal and factual issues, complying with all formalities and using clear, accurate and succinct language.
  • Undertake effective spoken and written advocacy in court and outside of formal court hearings including: effective preparation by identifying and mastering relevant facts and legal principles, organize facts to support an argument or position, present a reasoned argument in a clear, logical, succinct persuasive way, make appropriate references to legal authority, comply with formalities, deal with witnesses appropriately, respond effectively to questions or opposing arguments, identify strengths and weaknesses from different parties’ perspectives.
  • Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues including: identify all parties’ interests, objectives and limits, developing and formulating best options for meeting parties’ objectives, presenting options for compromises persuasively, responding to options presented by the other side, developing compromises between options or parties.
  • Plan and manage legal cases and transactions including applying relevant processes and procedures to progress matters effectively, assessing, communicating and managing risk, bringing a transaction or case to a conclusion.

Full information on Solicitor (level 7) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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Regulated occupation

Solicitor (level 7) needs a training provider who is approved by Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Apprenticeship location

L18 Liverpool Remove location

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