Interested in legal careers? Ever wondered what a real lawyer would advise? In this Q&A Simon Wilson provides an experienced solicitor's insights.
What led you to become a solicitor?
I had an interest in the law from a young age. From about the age of twelve I wanted to be a solicitor and criminal cases on the news always fascinated me. This was fuelled by big criminal trials such as that of Peter Sutcliffe (the "Yorkshire Ripper") and the Dennis Nilsen trial.
At school I studied Maths, History, Geography and General Studies for A levels. I don’t think you need to choose certain A levels and A level law certainly isn’t a prerequisite. My advice would be to choose a variety of subjects in order to demonstrate a wide range of skills.