Solicitors

Dundee, Scotland, gb
Company: Dundee and Angus College
Category: Legal Occupations
Published on 2021-06-18 06:01:05

Core Tasks

  • Represents clients in court.
  • Scrutinises statements, reports and legal documents relevant to the case being undertaken and prepares papers for court.
  • Instructs counsel in higher and lower courts and pleads cases in lower courts as appropriate.
  • Undertakes legal business on behalf of client in areas of business law, criminal law, probate, conveyancing and litigation, and acts as trustee or executor if required.
  • Draws up contracts, leases, wills and other legal documents.
  • Skills

  • Critical Thinking : Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension : Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening : Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing : Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning : Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Speaking : Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies : Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring : Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Mathematics : Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Knowledge

  • Law and Government : Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • English Language : Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service : Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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