If you are looking to enter the legal profession in the area of personal injury law, do you have to be qualified to do so? If you have always wanted to be a laywer but did not obtain the grades needed to go to college or university, is there still a chance that you can have the job of your dreams?

Many people dream of being a lawyer and the field of personal injury law is often very appealing as it allows you to use your legal skills to help an injured person rebuild their life after a serious injury. However, if you did not obtain the necessary A Levels to win a place at University, can you still obtain a job in the field of personal injury law and work towards your ultimate goal of gaining qualification.

You will be pleased to hear that you can and perhaps even more surprised to hear that you can do it in a variety of ways:

  1. Return to full time education (the least appealing for most people if they need to earn an income)
  2. Work and study to become a Legal Executive or Solicitor
  3. Work and study to obtain a Diploma or other industry recognised qualification
  4. Work and learn your legal expertise without taking any formal examinations

We will look at each of these in turn to see how you can obtain a job in the area of personal injury law.

1. Return To Full Time Education

If you did not do this the first time around it is unlikely that you are going to want to return to education now, but it is still an option. I won’t spend more time on it as I think you will be more interested in the other opportunities below.

2. Work And Study To Become A Legal Executive Or Solicitor

You can train whilst working to become a Legal Executive. This is a recognised legal qualification that, with changes to the current legal structure of solicitors that are now in place, now allow you to ulimately own a share in a solicitors practice. However, if you work and study and qualify as a Legal Executive you can then, if you decide to, progress to qualify as a solicitor.

Many trainee legal executive positions are offered by solicitors and a large number of these are often in the field of personal injury law. If this is of interest to you, you can find out more information from the Institute of Legal Executives.

3. Work And Study To Obtain A Diploma Or Other Industry Recognised Qualification

If you want to make a quicker entrance into the field of personal injury then you can opt to train for a qualification that wil give you the basic knowledge required to carry out the day to day activities of a personal injury practitioner.

A Diploma or a Certificate will cost you less and should make you more attractive as a potential employee than if you have no experience or qualifications at all. An internet search for “Personal Injury Diploma/Certificate” should show you what is available for you.

4. Work And Learn Your Legal Expertise Without Taking Any Formal Examinations

The final option is to look for a job that does not require you to have any legal qualifications in the hope that once you are employed you can show how eager you are and your employer might then invest in your future education. You could obtain a variety of jobs from office junior to receptionist or legal secretary. Your objective could be to just try working in the legal profession to see if it is as you hoped it would be.


You can still work in the legal profession without existing qualifications and I hope this article has given you enough information to show you how you can do it. If it is still your dream, now is the time to take some action!

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