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You might hire a solicitor to:

  • Give legal advice for starting a business or nonprofit
  • Write an employment agreement for a company

  • Create a will

  • Give legal advice to someone buying or selling property, or handle the purchase or sale
  • Draw up a trust or a power of attorney

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Legal qualification and license to practice law in relevant jurisdiction (ex: LPC)
Past experience in relevant area of law
Proven track record building strong client/stakeholder relationships
Strong communication skills
Exceptional analytical and reasoning skills
Strong organizational skills