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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

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Solicitors are the legal practitioners who deal with a variety of responsibilities. Some of the most common are providing legal advice, acting as representatives in commercial dealing, managing ongoing cases and handling legal communications. On occasion, a solicitor may represent you in court, but this responsibility is generally taken on by a barrister. 

There are two main categories of solicitors, based on where they work, either in private practice or in-house. Solicitors in private practice work for members of the public with legal issues, charging fees for their services. If you work as an in-house solicitor you work for a specific organisation, for whom you are an employee. This body could be a bank, the state or a technology company.

In either type of practice, solicitors may act as a generalist, or may specialise in specific areas. Examples of specialities you could peruse are intellectual property, taxation, planning law, EU law, commercial law or financial services. 

The path to becoming a solicitor is a highly structured process. It takes around three years to qualify as a Solicitor. If you wish to become a solicitor you must first pass the Law Society entrance examinations, followed by a period of study and in-office training. After this period of instruction, which takes 32 months to complete, you will be qualified to be admitted to the roll and practice as a solicitor, so long as you possess a practicing certificate and maintain your membership of the Law Society.

Occupations in Solicitor
(sorted by Job Zone)

Legal Secretary

Works in the offices of a legal firm dealing with legal documents and general office duties.

Legal Executive

A professional member of The Irish Institute of Legal Executives who assists in general and specialist legal matters.


Works closely with  solicitors and legal team members on a wide range of transactions, client work and support activities.

Lawyer - EU

Lawyers in the EU Institutions play a vital role in law-making at EU level.

Lawyer Linguist - EU

Ensures that all new legislation has the same meaning in every European language.

Patent Agent / Attorney

Operating at the interface between the disciplines of law, language and science, gives legal and technical advice to people who want to protect their inventions.


Gives specialist advice on complex legal issues and represents people in court.

Maritime Lawyer

Specialist in Maritime or Admiralty Law and the handling of disputes and issues relating to shipping, fishing, salvage operations and all facets of the maritime field.

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Solicitors provide people with legal advice and assistance. They work directly with their clients and are usually the first point of contact for anyone looking for legal advice.