Training to be a solicitor can take a long time to do, so if you decide to change career and become a solicitor after 40 then you need to be prepared to take a lot of time and effort to do this.
There is no cut off point when a person can start to train, however it can be more difficult for people to train as they get older, because they have additional commitments like a home and family. That being said, there are still plenty of opportunities available for those who are interested in becoming a solicitor over the age of 40. In fact, the Law Society estimates that around 7.9 per cent of those who qualified in 2011 were over the age of 40.
Training to become a solicitor can be a long and difficult process. You should carefully consider whether you truly wish to become a solicitor before you embark on this path, as training requires a lot of commitment and can cost a lot of money to obtain solicitor qualifications. Here’s some condensed information about what time frames you should typically expect if you choose to embark on the standard route towards becoming a solicitor.
Training to be a solicitor is normally a long process and requires candidates to put in a lot of time and effort. In order to qualify you will need to achieve certain qualifications. Once you have qualified, you will be eligible to practice law in England or Wales.
There are a lot of different routes that you can take if you want to become a solicitor, so you don’t need to give up hope if you do not have a law degree. Even if you are a mature student you can follow these routes which will eventually allow you to practice law in England or Wales.