Law Industry: Career Paths

Advocate
Step 1
(18 yrs
)
LLB degree in Scottish Law
Aberdeen University
Step 2
(22 yrs)
Post graduate diploma in Legal practice
Edinburgh University
Step 3
(24 yrs)
Training period
Solicitor’s office - Edinburgh
Salary:
c£12K
Step 4
(26 yrs)
Unpaid apprentiship at the Scottish Bar ‘devilling’
Step 5
(27 yrs)
Sit the faculty examination in Evidence, Practice & Procedure
Step 6
(27 yrs)
Junior Advocate
Solicitor’s Firm - Edinburgh
Salary:
£25K
Step 7
(29 yrs)
Advocate
Major Solicitor’s firm - Edinburgh
Salary:
£40K
Step 8
(31 yrs)
Queen’s council
Judicial office
Salary:
£70K+
Solicitor
Step 1
(18 yrs)
LLB degree in Scottish Law
Edinburgh University
Step 2
(22 yrs)
Post graduate diploma in Legal practice
Edinburgh University
Step 3
(24 yrs)
Two-year post-diploma traineeship
Practicing Solicitor - Glasgow
Salary:
£14K-£17K
Step 4
(24 yrs)
(During the traineeship)
Attend two-week Professional Competence Course
Step 5
(24,25 yrs)
At the end of both years of traineeship it is necessary to complete 20 hours of continuing professional development (CPD).
Step 6
(26 yrs)
Newly- qualified solicitor
Major bank - Edinburgh
Salary:
£30K
Step 7
(28 yrs)
Solicitor-Associate level
Law Firm - Edinburgh
Salary:
£60K
Step 8
(30 yrs)
Partner
Law Firm - Glasgow
Salary:
£80K+
Licensed Conveyancer
Step 1
(18 yrs)
HND legal services
Abertay University- Dundee
Step 2
(22 yrs)
Diploma in Legal Studies
Dundee University- Dundee
Step 3
(23 yrs)
Training Programme
Solicitor’s Firm - Supervised by Law Society of Scotland
Step 4
(25yrs)
Limited license Converyancer
Solicitor’s firm - Edinburgh
Salary:
£14K-£20K
Step 5
(27yrs)
Full licensed conveyancer
Private practice - Glasgow
Salary:
£22K
Step 6
(29yrs)
Head of property division
Private Practice - Edinburgh
Salary:
£35K
Step 7
(31yrs)
Partner
Private Practice - Edinburgh
Salary:
£45K
Step 8
(33yrs)
Self-employed
Owner of Private Practice - Glasgow
Salary:
£60K+
Paralegal
Step 1
(18yrs)
HND Legal Services
Abertay Universtiy - Dundee
Step 2
(22yrs)
Paralegal Diploma
Strathclyde University - Glasgow
Step 3
(24yrs)
Legal Clerk
Law Firm - Perth
Salary:
£12K
Step 4
(26yrs)
Administrator
Law Firm - Dundee
Salary:
£18K
Step 5
(28yrs)
Financial office Manager
Solicitor’s Firm - Dundee
Salary:
£22K
Step 6
(30yrs)
Senior Office Manager
Major Law Firm - Edinburgh
Salary:
£30K
Step 7
(32yrs)
Director
Solicitor’s firm - Edinburgh
Salary:
£40K