What is law?

Law affects all of us in our personal and professional lives, spanning areas such as business, economics, politics, the environment, human rights, trade and property.

As a lawyer, you’ll work on some of today’s most interesting and challenging business issues, using your knowledge and experience to help clients in a variety of ways. If you get a law degree, you don’t necessarily have to become a lawyer – the range of topics and experience will make you attractive to other professional avenues as well.

What’s law like in financial services?

You could work in any of the following areas:

  • Legal counsel
  • Commercial law
  • Corporate law
  • Financial crime law
  • Banking and finance law
  • Tax law
  • Trust law
What skills do you need?
  • The ability to understand complex issues from multiple perspectives to ‘see the bigger picture’
  • The ability to construct and defend a persuasive argument
  • Excellent spoken and written communication, including presenting
  • Self-management, including planning and meeting deadlines
  • General research skills
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Analytical and reasoning skills
What qualifications do you need?
  • A relevant university degree
  • Relevant practical experience
  • Professional accreditations from organisations like the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and/or a Graduate Diploma in Law course
  • Qualification as a Jersey advocate or solicitor accredited by the Law Society of Jersey