Career Areas  >  Law

For any legal job, you need to be careful, logical and accurate. You should have a good memory and be able to think quickly.

What areas can I work in?

Sectors in this career area include professional law, legal support services and patent work.

There is a range of jobs at different levels, from administrative posts such as court officers to professional roles such as solicitor or patent attorney.

Law degrees are also suitable for employment in other career areas, for example, business management.

To see the routes to getting into each of these sectors, take a look at our Career Areas.

What kind of companies can I work for?

Companies you may work for include:

  • legal firms
  • the Court Service
  • the Civil Service
  • local government
  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS)
  • Faculty of Advocates
  • public bodies, such as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

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