UK opportunities for South African law graduate

I am close to finishing my law degree in South Africa, are there any opportunities for me in the UK legal industry?

My boyfriend has been offered a position in the UK and I am looking for some information as to whether there are work opportunities for myself in the legal industry of the UK.
What would I have to do in order to work there as a solicitor based on my South African qualifications? 
Is this even possible? Are there any additional requirements? Would you recommend this as a good career path?