Legal Jobs

Legal Job Overview

Many people will be familiar with the fact that solicitors, barristers and judges play a key role in the judicial system, but there are also a large number of other careers available which are related to the legal system in some form. Legal secretaries, clerks to the court, enforcers and other support functions are all essential personnel to ensure the effective running of the legal system. There are many different branches of law in which to practice. As well as the distinction between criminal and civil law, there are numerous sub-divisions which require specialist expertise. Probate specialists, employment law experts and accidental injury professionals are all legal jobs which provide a niche service.

Legal Job Education Requirements

The educational requirements vary depending on the legal job under consideration. Solicitors and barristers require a relevant law degree followed by additional professional qualifications in their chosen area of expertise. If without a legal degree, some firms will take on a suitable employee to train as a Legal Executive. Legal Executives develop expertise in one area of the law only and there are career routes for them to work part-time whilst undertaking an appropriate course of study. These professions require academically able candidates who are capable of logical thinking and are able to effectively assimilate complex concepts. Paralegal careers also require a high level of educational attainment. The specialist and complicated nature of the legal profession means that legal secretaries and other support workers must still possess specialist knowledge relating to legal terminology and the way in which the judicial system operates.

Legal Services Job Market

Demand for solicitors and barristers remains significant. Candidates that have managed to achieve the high standards required for qualification in these fields should encounter little difficulty in finding employment. Similarly, paralegal personnel and legal secretaries can normally find suitable vacancies easily.

Legal Job Salaries

A solicitor can expect to earn, on average, around £37,500 per annum, whilst a legal secretary can expect to command an annual salary of £21,000.
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In-House Commercial Paralegal vacancy Company: Leading Healthcare Managed Service provider Location: Harlington/Heathrow, West London Salary: c. £22,000 - £25,000 (DOE) plus benefits Type: Permanent, Full Time Start Date: Immediate (for the right candidate) The company: Our client is a leading Healthcare Managed Service provider in all clinical disciplines, IT and infrastructure. Our client is a v...
An exciting opportunity for a Real Estate solicitor to join a well established team. This opportunity would be ideal for a NQ-3PQE solicitor with relevant property experience. The role will be undertaking a broad range of property work. The firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package. For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact me....
Job Description: Top legal firm, with office throughout the UK, currently seek a 1-6 yr PQE to join their growing team. The national Real Estate team provides a complete range of legal and advisory services on all aspects of commercial property for both the public and private sector. They advise on and draft heads of terms, development agreements and associated construction, planning and site disp...
Award Winning Specialist Firm Modern Offices Potential Training Contract My client is a specialist recoveries firm based in Warrington. They are currently looking to develop their Defendant Litigation department due to excellent company growth. If you have completed your LPC and have an interest in the Recoveries discipline then you could certainly be considered for the position. The firm has an e...
An opportunity for a junior solicitor to join the commercial litigation team of a leading law firm in Nottingham. The ideal candidate will be NQ-2PQE (with a minimum of 6 months general litigation experience. Please contact me for more information)....
Opportunity for real estate paralegals to join a top firm in Leeds. A minimum of 6 months commercial property experience required. For more information, please contact me....
Our client, a leading financial claims specialist are seeking an experienced individual to join their team of claims para legal’s. Working from their offices in Sale they are looking for an individual who is a team player with a drive for achievement and a strong customer focus. Experienced as a para legal you ideally you will have experience within the personal injury industry or medical services...
Our client, a leading financial claims specialist are seeking an experienced individual to join their team of claims para legal’s. Working from their offices in Sale they are looking for an individual who is a team player with a drive for achievement and a strong customer focus. Experienced as a para legal you ideally you will have experience within the personal injury industry or medical services...
Paralegal (Wills Trust and Probate) – Ware - £18k - £25k Paralegal required to assist Partner with growing Court of Protection caseload. Experience of deputyships needed, in particular advising and assisting lay deputies throughout the application process. The suitable candidate will also be able to manage a caseload where there is a professional deputy in place to deal with large awards of damage...
Real Estate Solicitor Liverpool ££ This clients success means they are continually growing and are always looking out for enthusiastic and motivated people to join them. Due to expansion they are looking to appoint a Real Estate Solicitor to join the Liverpool office. The successful candidate will be a 1-6yr PQE Solicitor who will be required to manage a caseload of Real Estate cases including lan...
Legal PA - Corporate Law Friendly - mid sized City law firm £33,000 plus excellent benefits Excellent opportunity for an experienced Partner level legal PA/ Secretary with good solid Corporate Law experience to work for this expanding City based mid-sized law firm. This is a true PA role where you will be assisting in the day to day duties of the partners, enabling them to concentrate on fee earni...
Internal Auditor (Compliance Team) Sheffield ££ This client is looking for an Internal Auditor to work in the Risk and Compliance department in the Sheffield office. This role is to schedule, prepare and undertake internal audits with reference to the firm's policy and procedure. The internal audits primary objective is to ensure appropriate controls are operational and that legal, regulatory and...
Senior Business Development Manager Leadership role London Permanent One of London's leading law firms with a truly global reach is looking to recruit a Senior Business Development Manager to head up their disputes division. This is a rare opportunity for an established BD professional to join a successful team where they will play a crucial part in mapping out the firm's growth plans. The Senior...
Clinical Negligence Solicitor Birmingham ££ With an ever growing reputation and a well established national presence, this quality law firm continues to go from strength to strength. They are currently looking for a Clinical Negligence Solicitor to join their Birmingham based team. You will manage a caseload of clinical negligence claims, often at a multi-million pound level and deal with the dele...
Company Confidential Brighton, South East/Southern
WSR Recruitment are working with a number of legal firms in the Brighton and South East region. We are currently recruiting for a number of roles in the region that encompass the following: Residential Property Conveyancer £25-30K Legal Secretary £18-22k Float Secretary £18-22k Commercial Property Solicitor Private Client Fee Earner Clinical Negligence Solicitor Conveyancer Please contact myself f...
Professional Indemnity Solicitor Nottingham ££ This well established legal practice is highly regarded for providing a broad range of advice and services to clients. The firm boasts a professional and friendly working environment, competitive salaries, benefits and continuous legal training. The Nottingham team represents a range of professionals, advising and representing SME policyholder and PII...
Southampton, South East/Southern, SO143JA
Secretary / Legal Assistant Hampshire based Full time position - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Salary up to £18,000 Plus Free Parking, Pension, Healthcare, Life Insurance and Childcare Vouchers Prospect4 are seeking a highly skilled Legal Secretary whose key function will be to provide direct support to fee earners. You will enjoy this position if you have previous experience as a Legal Secretary or...
An exciting opportunity for a Claimant Solicitor (or an existing ILEX/paralegal) to join a well respected, good sized law firm in Dorset. You will handle an interesting variety of personal injury files and a mixed caseload of good quality work for this full service firm which will in turn offer you a supportive environment, great training, facilities and remuneration....
• An exciting opportunity has arisen with my Guilford based client for a Commercial Property Legal Secretary. You will be working closely with our fee earner/s in their day to day work by providing an efficient secretarial and administrative service in accordance with the firms instructions and procedures and Law Society rules. Your duties will include the following: Preparing from audio dictation...
Legal Cashier/Office Manager Outside of the City Centre Exciting New Opportunity My client is seeking a Legal Cashier with added Office Manager duties to join their team based in Atherton. Please find enclosed a brief outline of your duties as a Legal Cashier:- · Daily reconciliation of bank statements · Client Account transactions · Posting Credit and Debits · Office Account transactions · Excell...

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