Six reasons to LOVE law

Published: 14/02/2018

You get to help others

The entire existence of the law profession revolves around the need to help others, in unfortunate or complex situations. Our solicitors and legal support staff do just that everyday - whether it’s helping a young couple to buy their first property, assisting an older person remortgage or release equity from their house to fund a better lifestyle for them or their loved ones; enabling a family to prepare for the future with our wills & probate service; giving you the tools to make a financial claim should you get ripped off or unfairly treated; and, of course, fighting for you when you are injured in an incident that isn’t your fault. These are the everyday services we assist our clients with and just some of the hundreds of legal areas solicitors could work in.

Great working environment

Many lawyers are based in very inspiring office spaces that simply make coming to work that much more motivating. At GWlegal, for instance, the 150-strong team recently relocated to a brand new, custom-built office space in the heart of the Liverpool business district, complete with ample working space, brainstorming pods, spacious meeting rooms with modern amenities and a big, New York-style kitchen with cafe selling hot drinks, soups and sandwiches. Not bad, huh?!

Transferable skills

Just because you study to become a lawyer, doesn’t mean you necessarily have to work directly practising law. You could also go into legal consulting, management, writing, mediation and academia. 

Move to move and progress

Many of our staff members started off as a trainee solicitors (or even admin staff) and are now working as department managers, overseeing very complex cases. Personal injury solicitor Adele Whittle is now our Director of Operations! Likewise, law is such a diverse field that you can also move to a new specialty if one area doesn’t tickle your fancy.

Intellectual challenge

While no one ever said being a solicitor was easy, it certainly is a challenge. It’s difficult to get bored when you are wrapping your head around complicated case law to help win your client’s case. In no time, you could be a true expert in a very complex field. That’s pretty cool.

Flexibility

Most individuals working in the legal profession are allowed flexible ways of working. You may not need to work a traditional 9 to 5, as long as you fulfil the commitments of your role. At GWlegal, for example, while the firm is open to clients 9.15am to 5.15pm, staff can utilise a flexi-time scheme and essentially work their own hours, in the office or at home, as long as the department has in-house cover.

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