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The role of a legal counsel is to protect the legal needs of an organisation/company. The work will be determined by the nature of your organisation, typically including drafting legal documents and advising the company/organisation of any legal issues or matters that may arise.
Legal counsel are lawyers who work in-house at organisations.
If training in industry is your preferred option, you may like to contact either the SRA for a list of organisations that offer in-house training contracts. Another way to become a legal counsel is to embark on a traditional training contract following your degree / GDL and LPC. The training contract may offer client secondments where you could experience what it would be like to work in house. After qualifying, you could choose to apply directly with an organisation as in house counsel.