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Solicitor Job Vacancies

QC Legal recruitment offer many solicitor job vacancies across the UK. Understanding specialisms and career paths help QC Legal connect the right candidate to the right role. Looking for a specific Solicitor job under a specialism could make you miss out if you don’t choose the correct search term. Here is a glossary of solicitor positions and associated terms used to help you navigate our Legal Job Search.

Here are a list of Solicitor jobs in ascending order of seniority.

Solicitor Job VacanciesParalegal – Starting a career in law could begin here.

Trainee – having completed your degree, LPC, PGDL, you are now in your Training Contract, in 4 x 6 or 6 x 4 seats rotating.

Post Qualified Solicitor – the number of years’ of experience you have post qualification.
Associate – used interchangeably with qualified solicitor.
Senior Associate – promotion from Associate.
Principal Associate – promotion from Senior Associate.
Managing Associate – promotion from Principal Associate.
Attorney – or attorney-at-law is a person who can practise law.
Of Counsel – a barrister with higher rights of audience or a solicitor with the same.
Legal director – a rung away from Partner.  It can be a holding or developmental role, subject to the aspirations of the candidate.
Fixed Share Partner – a partner that he some equity points and then a fixed salary too.
Equity Partner – the holy grail!  A fully fledged member of the LLP or partnership, where your income is all based on the firm’s performance with no fixed element, it being variable on how well the firm does.  You will have to introduce capital to the LLP/partnership to buy into the equity.  This is generally underwritten in the business as an interest free loan.
Head of legal / Counsel/ General Counsel – in house positions reflecting various stages of seniority.

Practice Areas

We will provide brief descriptions of the different industry sectors e.g. corporate, commercial, real estate. And link these to current available roles on the website.

  • solicitor jobsCorporate / Private Equity / Equity Capital Markets – corporate governance, M&A, venture capitalists, investment fund formations, corporate secretarial services.
  • Commercial Services – to include commercial contracts, data protection, outsourcing, information technology, intellectual property, sport.
  • Competition & Regulation – antitrust and dawn raids, competition disputes, compliance, advisory, cartels, price fixing, merger control, EU and trade, foreign investment and national security, export controls, sanctions and anti-money laundering.
  • Banking and finance – acting for finance houses, banks, building societies, other major financial institutions on all matters borrowing and lending. Work includes asset based lending, asset finance and leasing (aviation, rail, shipping), corporate debt, digital currency/crypto, debt capital markets, derivatives, funds, hotel, Islamic finance, project finance, social housing, structured finance, leveraged and loan portfolio finance.
  • Dispute Resolution/Arbitration – commercial litigation, energy and infrastructure disputes, international arbitration, product liability, class action and mass tort, financial services disputes, intellectual property disputes
  • Employment and Corporate Immigration – litigation and dispute resolution, global contracts, HR policies, modern slavery, human rights, data privacy, discrimination, executive severance, global mobility and immigration, trade union issues, outsourcing, advising corporates, FTSEs, major financial institutions, public and private sector clients.
  • Financial Regulation – FSMA, PRA, FCA rules, data protection, MiFID, RDR, TCF, consumer credit, e-commerce.
  • Global Investigations – corporate crime, civil fraud, public enquiries, Health & Safety issues, cybersecurity, export controls, aviation disasters, class actions, anti-corruption and anti-fraud cases, government investigations, disasters.
  • Real estate – hotels, logistics, planning, leisure, student housing, sustainable cities, residential, real estate finance, development, investment, retail, supply chain and logistics, property disputes. Acting for funds, developers, investors, major financial institutions, banks, venture capitalists, corporates. To cover residential development, planning and environmental law, infrastructure consenting and disputes.
  • Projects, infrastructure and energy – waste, large scale outsourcing, healthcare, transport, road, rail, renewable acting for developers, sponsors and procuring authorities as well as PPP/PPF fundings, pathfinder projects.
  • Restructuring
  • Tax / Share Schemes / Incentives
  • Private Equity
  • Insurance – reinsurance, financing and capital markets, captives, taxation, pension risk transfer, investigations and enforcement, M&A and restructurings.
  • Funds
  • Asset / Leveraged Finance
  • Construction & Engineering – transactional, advisory and disputes. Advising on construction, engineering, projects and procurement in wind, solar, energy, nuclear, oil & gas, cleantech, natural resources, utilities, power and renewables acting for FTSE 50s, FTSE 100s and FTSE 250s.
  • Pensions