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Barristers and Solicitors
Qualification and Training


Solicitors
There are over 100'000 solicitors in England and Wales. Controlled by the Law Society.

Academic ­ Either a law degree or any other degree combined with one year training in the
Common Professional Examination.
Vocational ­ One year Legal Practice Examination (learn how…

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Criminal cases

Attend accused at P.S.
Advise the accused.
Help accused obtain legal advice.
Interview witnesses.
Give info to barrister.
Could represent as a duty solicitor in M.C.


Employed practice & organisation

Could be employed by a company, for example: Local Authority, Building societies,
businesses, Crown Prosecution Service.
Cater to…

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Will be supervised by the head of that chamber.
Will share secretarial services.


Complaints


Solicitors
There are various ways a client can complain against a solicitor.

Direct to office- Can complain direct to their company.
Legal Complaints Service- Main body that deals with complaints. Consists of 7 solicitors.
Law Society-…

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