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Career Planning for Solicitors


Practice management

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31 October 2013

Law Society Publishing


168 pages

Career Planning for Solicitors

Editor: Sue Lenkowski


All the information you need to make the right choices for a successful and fulfilling career is in this practical publication, including:

  • what law firms look for in potential recruits
  • what to expect as a trainee and newly qualified solicitor
  • how to market yourself
  • career development
  • how you can change career direction
  • work-life balance.

With personal testimonials from individual solicitors, the many types of legal career are insightfully covered, including:

  • partnership
  • setting up your own practice
  • working as an in-house lawyer
  • working abroad.


1. Career planning - an overview
2. What firms look for
3. Getting the most out of your training contract
4. The young lawyer
5. Partnership
6. Setting up a law firm
7. Further options
8. Working in-house
9. International opportunities
10. Work-life balance: how to find it
11. Changing direction: careers outside the law
A. Changing career direction or changing from one practice area to another
B. Case studies
C. Useful sources for further information

About the Editor

Sue Lenkowski is a Learning and Development, Recruitment and HR Consultant with over 30 years' experience in the public and legal sectors. Her recent work focuses on the development of alternative graduate schemes and the Legal Apprenticeship Framework. Sue is also a Careers Consultant at BPP University.