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Posted June 22, 2015

How To Become A Lawyer

Our easy-to-follow infographic gives you step-by-step visual instructions on the different stages to becoming a lawyer in England and Wales.

And don't forget an LLM program will be an invaluable addition to your CV, giving you the edge over other candidates in your career as a lawyer, or in whatever other career path you may choose to follow.

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ISSAKA SEIDU Oct. 24, 2016, 9:11 a.m.

I am a Ghanaian in Ghana. I have a degree in law(LLB). I want to become a lawyer in the UK. Is it possible to do the BPTC through a distant program from Ghana?

How do i begin the process?

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you.

Charlotte King Nov. 3, 2016, 2:38 p.m.

There are many distance learning options available - if you search our LLM course database you can do a specific search to suit your needs:

We also have some information on studying a BPTC here:

Good luck!


Eleftheria Tsaroucha Aug. 22, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

Hallo! My name is Eleftheria Tsaroucha and i have a degree in law in Thessaloniki Greece. I now work as a lawyer in Thessaloniki (BAR OF THESSALONIKI) but i am strongly interested in becoming a solicitor in the UK. Please let me know if there is any kind of course i could take (distance learning) to this direction. I would appreciate your advice. Thank you in advance

Charlotte King Aug. 30, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

This article on becoming a solicitor in England and Wales has some great advice on this topic:

Good luck!

J April 10, 2018, 3:36 a.m.

Hello. I completed 2 years of part-time ABA-accredited law school in the USA. What else would it take to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK?

Thank you.

Charlotte King April 11, 2018, noon

Hi J,

This article contains all the advice you need on becoming a solicitor or barrister in the UK:

Good luck!


PG May 9, 2018, 5:27 a.m.

I am a lawyer with 14 years of experience in Portugal, south of Europe and member of the European Union. I want to know what i need to do in order to work in the UK. Thanks

Charlotte King May 9, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Hi PG,

This article on has plenty of useful information about working as a lawyer in the UK:

Hope it helps.


Yitzhak Oct. 7, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

I am a qulified lawyer in Israel since 2005
I have a law degree from University of East London LLB - 3rd class of Honorus
Kindly please advise me how how to qulify as a UK lawyer/soliciter without exams- if possible

Your prompt response is most highly appreciated


Charlotte King Oct. 7, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

This article has lots of information on how to become a lawyer in the UK >
Good luck!

hashim razs Dec. 28, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

i did my LLL.M from Nottingham university in 1990 after having degrees from Pakistan.Besides my 28 years working as a lawyer in Pakistan I also worked as a visiting professor of law in addition to having working experiences as researcher consultant and as a resource person for 28 years too.I remained adviser to 20 national & international organisations/banks etc too.Plz advice me for working in England or europe etc.

Charlotte King Jan. 4, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

Hi Hashim - If you have the correct visas in place you should be able to work in Europe and the UK with your qualifications. I suggest you approach a company that you are interested in working for and see if you meet their requirements. Good luck - Charlotte

Alexandra Aug. 26, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

I have a degree in Legal Practice in Belgium. What other studies do I have to accomplish to become a lawyer in the UK?

Yours sincerely


Charlotte King Aug. 26, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Hi Alexandra,
This article contains all the information you need to become a lawyer in the UK >
Good luck!

Nahid Sept. 4, 2020, 7:06 p.m.

I am working as police officer since 2005. My graduation in Mechanical Engg. How could I can become a barrister? Thanks

Charlotte King Sept. 7, 2020, 2:06 p.m.

Hi Nahid – this article has some useful information about becoming a barrister in England and Wales >
I hope it helps.

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