Solicitors act on behalf of and give legal advice to private and commercial clients. Once qualified, solicitors often specialize in one legal area such as family, litigation, property or tax. Solicitors working in commercial law firms advise large corporate clients on transactions or cases. Lawyer is anyone who could give legal advice. So, this term englobes Solicitors, Barristers, and legal executives. Solicitor is a lawyer who gives legal advice and represent the clients in the courts. They deal with business matters, contracts, conveyance, wills, inheritance, etc.