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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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This leading UK law firm is currently looking to recruit a Cost Draftsman into their Business Support Group and Accounts team at their London office. The primary role of the Cost Draftsman is to provide a complete service to fee earners in the CLS team by ensuring that accounting and administration processes are carried out promptly and effectively. As the London based Cost Draftsman you will be r...
Private Client Paralegal A Private Client Paralegal with a proven record of achievement is required to work for a well-established and reputable law firm. This opportunity is based in Hull and offers a very competitive salary negotiable based on experience. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to work as a Private Client Paralegal for a well-established law firm who pride...
EL/PL Paralegal - Manchester Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are now recruiting for an EL/PL Paralegal for an excellent opportunity with a rapidly growing Legal 500 Firm based in Manchester. Salary is negotiable depending on experience but will be up to circa £22k plus benefits. My client is a large, well established personal injury practice with a number of offices throughout the UK. Due to conti...
A RTA Solicitor is required for an opportunity with a leading Legal 500 firm in their Manchester and Leeds offices. A leading specialist law firm, my client is seeking a number of RTA Litigation Fee Earners to manage a portfolio of issued Fast Track RTA files. Salary negotiable depending on experience. Upon joining the team the successful candidate will also be required to meet targets and objecti...
Paralegal - Dispute Resolution Guildford Salary dependent on experience My client are a leading regional law firm with a number of offices across Surrey and London. Due to continued expansion, they are looking for an additional Paralegal to provide support in the Dispute Resolution team. The Dispute Resolution team handles a wide range of matters on behalf of both commercial and individual clients...
Legal Secretary – Healthcare Sector Rewarding benefits and remuneration Great City Centre, Vibrant working environment My client are looking to expand their regulatory healthcare team by recruiting an high level secretary with experience in working in either the legal or medical/NHS sector. The firm are a well established with an award winning reputation in this field and multiple offices across t...
:My client is looking for a long-term temporary Legal Secretary/Audio Typist who can perform a minimum of 60WPM. The role is based with a legal firm who are in Clapham and are looking for people to start immediately. It is essential that candidates have the following duties, and preferably have legal experience: · Knowledge of general office practice, well organised · Excellent secretarial skills,...
Property Litigation Solicitor 3+ PQE Leading Bristol firm £competitive This highly regarded and directory rated firm has an impressive national presence and is looking to recruit an experienced property litigation Senior Solicitor or Associate to join their Bristol team. This highly regarded team provide a comprehensive property litigation service to clients in both the private and public sectors,...
Head of Risk and Best Practice Maternity Cover Premier Bristol Firm £excellent Our market leading client is currently seeking an experienced Head of Risk and Best Practice for a maternity cover, overseeing the team managing the firm's risk and compliance function. The role offers you the chance to oversee the development of this firm's risk and compliance procedures, providing a business partnerin...
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancing Solicitor to be based in Crediton. You will have experience primarily in Residential Conveyancing, in addition to experience of general commercial work, commercial Conveyancing and landlord and tenant matters. Experience in agricultural matters would be beneficial but not essential. You will work as part of a flourishing team of professiona...
Risk and Best Practice Lawyer 3+ Premier Bristol Firm £excellent Our market leading client is currently seeking an experienced Risk and Regulatory lawyer to join the team managing the firm's risk and compliance function. The role offers you the chance to help shape the firm's risk and compliance procedures, providing a business partnering function to the partners and employees. You will either be...
A prominent local authority is seeking full time temporary Property Solicitors to join their City Solicitors Division with immediate effect. The role will involve advising local authorities on property matters, the drafting, preparation and review of any necessary documents, undertaking all aspects of property transactions, reporting on titles and dealing with landlord and tenant matters. Suitable...
Corporate Solicitor West End firm Competitive salary A Corporate Solicitor is required to join a Chambers rated, Legal 500, Central London based firm with an excellent reputation in the London market. The role will be based in the West End and commands a competitive salary, plus benefits and bonuses. We are seeking a Corporate Solicitor to join this well-established London Commercial practice. My...
Residential Property Fee Earner Residential Property Fee Earner, Cambridge An opportunity has arisen for a qualified legal executive or licensed conveyancer to join a busy team. Technically strong enough to work without supervision you'll handle re-mortgages, lease extensions, transfers of title, assents and plot sales on small developments. You'll have excellent residential property knowledge and...
Legal Secretary required for our client in Poole within the Family Department. Must have previous experience and be available during 22nd to 31st December excluding bank holidays. Paying £8.50 per hour. This is a temporary role.Bond Williams Professional Recruitment are an equal opportunity employer and operate as an Employment Business and Recruitment Agency...
Commercial Conveyancing Legal Secretary required in Poole. Will have experience of case management and digital dictation. Must have previous experience. Working 9.00 -17.00 Paying £8.50 per hour This is a temporary position.Bond Williams Professional Recruitment are an equal opportunity employer and operate as an Employment Business and Recruitment Agency...
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Conveyancing Secretary required for our client in Ringwood. Paying £9 per hour. This is a temporary position. Please apply or send applications to ***** Williams Professional Recruitment are an equal opportunity employer and operate as an Employment Business and Recruitment Agency...
Legal Administrator - Blandford 6 month temporary contract £19k per annum Our client based in Blandford are currently looking for an experienced Legal Administrator to join the team on a 6 month temporary contract. This role will involve working closely with the legal Team and Solicitors to carry out all administrative tasks. If you are available immediately and have the relevant experience and sk...
Commercial Property Solicitor – City London Our Client a City based Law firm is looking to recruit a Commercial Property Solicitor with at least 3 to 5 proven PQE. This is a new opportunity to join a thriving property group. The role is quite broad ranging for a commercial astute and ambitious property lawyer who enjoys client contact and taking considerable responsibility. You will have strong ac...
Residential Conveyancing Fee Earner A Residential Conveyancing Solicitor/Fee Earner/Paralegal is wanted for an excellent opportunity with a Top 100 law firm based at their Central Manchester office. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. A highly regarded and respected multi office international law firm, my client is recognised as a leading player within the legal services market. Due to c...

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