You need to be determined and motivated to succeed as a solicitor.

A legal career demands:

intellectual ability – the law is complex
flexibility – no two days are the same
commitment – training requires significant effort and resource
strong oral and written communication skills
A strong academic background is important, but employers also look for personal skills and attributes, for example:

a capacity for hard work
personal integrity and an ethical approach
commercial awareness
being able to communicate with people at all levels and win their respect