Provide clients with expert legal support and advice on a range of marine issues
- Competitive, but rewarding industry
- Undergraduate Degree is essential and then further qualifications needed
- From Autumn 2021 to qualify as a solicitor completion of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is needed
The role of a solicitor is to represent and defend clients’ legal interests and provide legal advice and guidance and to advise clients of different courses of legal action. It is possible to specialize in several different legal areas, and work in a variety of different settings. A maritime solicitor, could undertake work in the following areas:
- Maritime law
- International law
- Shipping law
- Property law concerning harbours, marinas, and ports
- Company, commercial, intellectual property, employment, and litigation concerning marine businesses
- Infrastructure, planning and development law
- Finance law relating to maritime projects and marine businesses
The work of a solicitor is incredibly diverse; it could include meeting and advising clients, drafting documents, letters and contracts, research, preparing for court, calculating claims, negotiating, working as a team, and supervising trainee solicitors.
Long working hours are common and training takes a lot of commitment, with study and training taking at least six years.
Pathways into this role
For more information about becoming a solicitor:
National Careers Service: Solicitor Solicitor | Explore careers | National Careers Service
Prospects: Becoming a Solicitor: Solicitor job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
The Complete University Guide: How to become a solicitor in the UK:How to become a solicitor in the UK (thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk)
The Lawyer Portal: How to Become a Solicitor: How to Become a Solicitor in the UK | The Lawyer Portal
The Law Society: Becoming a Solicitor: Becoming a solicitor | The Law Society
UCAS: How to Become a Solicitor: How To Become A Solicitor | Explore Jobs | UCAS
Information about the employer
BDB Pitmans are a top 55 law firm in the country with offices in Southampton, London, Reading and Cambridge. They have a staff of over 500 colleagues and 80 or more partners.
BDB Pitmans is ranked as on the of the 20 best law firms to work for in the country and top 100 businesses to work for in the South/Southeast.
The role of a solicitor is to represent and defend clients’ legal interests and provide legal advice and guidance and...