The ways in which you can qualify and where you can qualify as a solicitor are many. This means the options to train and qualify as a lawyer beyond going to work in a law firm are increasing and gives those embarking on a career in law more choice in how and where they train.

It also shows how businesses are embracing this flexibility in training to their own advantage. More businesses are offering ‘in-house’ training programmes which, while ensuring the core qualification criteria and work experience are satisfied, provides a trainee with first-hand experience of seeing the impact of their work on the business’ operations and how it feeds through into businesses’ commercial decision making.