Solicitor Apprenticeship KESAR & CO LTD

Are you always arguing the law with friends and family? Do you feel there are wrongs that need to be righted? Are you passionate about human rights? If so, our company is for you! We will assist you to become a solicitor in the field of human rights. You will act for some of the most vulnerable, gain experience and qualify as a solicitor.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    At the point of becoming an independent caseworker, increases to salary will be offered.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm Flexible times are available

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

You will work as a member of a small team engaging in various areas of law including public law, prison law, claims against public authorities and discrimination.  You will show a commitment from the first day to our clients, and a willingness to work as part of the team.

As an apprentice solicitor, you will have the advantage of learning whilst earning.  Within 2 years, we would expect you to have sufficient skills and experience to run your own cases including advocacy before the Parole Board.  By the time you qualify as a solicitor, you will have built an excellent reputation with clients and others in the profession.

Typically, you will handle:

  • File opening and closure (including dealing with outstanding financial matters and sending files to storage)
  • Updating the case management system
  • Legal research
  • Drafting representations
  • Taking instructions from clients
  • Instructing experts
  • Briefing counsel
  • Advocacy for clients

General duties such as:

  • Filing
  • Printing and photocopying of documents
  • Preparing letters
  • Producing correspondence and reports
  • Preparing files and bundles
  • Attending meetings and producing attendance notes
  • Attending court behind counsel
  • When you have sufficient experience, you will attend hearings for your clients

The training you will be getting

The apprenticeship is 6 years and requires hard work and dedication. But after 4 years you will have achieved a law degree, after 6 years you will be a qualified solicitor.

Training is online with the University of Law.  One day a week is home study, the remaining 4 days per week is practical work experience building your skills, knowledge and experience to become a well rounded solicitor.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Apprentices can expect to become independent caseworkers after 2 years of starting their training. By the time you qualify as a solicitor you could be a supervisor of your own team.  Once qualified, if partnership is your dream we could make it come true!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

You should consider the types of clients you will be acting for - many will be serving prisoners who have committed serious crimes. You will be expected to represent them in their human rights cases without prejudice. You may also be required to visit prisons on occasions and attend court.

About the employer

Kesar & Co Ltd is a high street law firm predominantly funded by Legal Aid. We specialise in prison law, discrimination, claims against public bodies and public law, but also undertake other areas of law. We have a reputation of going the extra mile for our clients and tackling the less than glamourous aspects of law. Our staff have an unwavering dedication to human rights.








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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard


Level 7 (Master's degree)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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