Solicitors may also use some of their time to represent clients who are unable to pay for legal services themselves.
Once qualified, solicitors can work in private practice, in-house for a commercial or industrial organisation, in local or national government or in the court services. Specific work activities will vary depending on the setting. Activities will also depend on the solicitor's area of specialism and the nature of the case.Solicitors who work with commercial clients often specialise in one legal area such as litigation, property or tax. Private client work usually involves minor legal matters such as writing wills, property conveyancing, custody cases, divorce settlements and so on.
It is a responsible and trustworthy job which necessitates integrity, confidentiality and a non-prejudicial manner.