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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 Top 50 firm has a sizeable domestic footprint and blossoming presence in the Middle East in particular. Hats are doffed particularly to their City shipping offering - exactly where they are seeking to add a non-contentious shipping lawyer. This practice has breadth, spanning, as it does, domestic and international markets, contentious and non-contentious spheres and wet and dry work. They hav...
This national firm's real estate offering is pre-eminent in the regions and has a blossoming footprint in the City, with hats doffed particularly to its construction arm - just where they are seeking to add a senior associate, with a background in construction disputes. This practice is particularly noted for their involvement in energy sector NSIPs, with a track-record of involvement in major dom...
My client is a prestigious legal recruitment consultancy firm situated in the heart of the City. They are looking to employ 3 Graduate Trainee Consultants to join their expanding company. Specialist teams focus specifically on either Private Practice or In House clients to ensure that Consultants have niche industry knowledge. My client is the number one legal recruiter in the UK. The team is comp...
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...
Job title: Conveyancing Assistant Location: Worcester Salary: £14,500 - £16,000 per annum Hours per week: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 (1 hour lunch break) = 35 hours per week Main Objective: Provide legal assistance to the conveyancing manager at the Worcester office, with flexibility to provide additional support to other offices when required. Skills Knowledge and Experience required: Previou...
This is a disputes-focussed national firm. Their construction and engineering offering has a sure foothold in the domestic and international litigation and arbitration spaces - and is precisely where they are seeking to add a senior associate. Their construction offering is relatively compact, but with the power of the wider firm behind it and the statesman-like standing of their lead partners, br...
Fraud Fee Earner Chelmsford Salary negotiable Fantastic opportunity with top rated Legal 500 firm of Solicitors. This specialist and market leading Personal Injury law firm is looking for a Fraud / LVI Fee Earner to join their Fraud team in Essex. The successful Fraud / LVI Fee Earner will experience in handling RTA cases, up to Stage 3 of the MOJ Portal, and ideally with exposure to litigated cas...
RTA Fee Earner Watford Salary dependent on experience My client, a top 500 Legal firm, is looking for an RTA Fee Earner to join their growing Watford office. The client is an established solicitors firm who deal with different aspects of personal injury cases and are looking at expanding their already experienced team. Working within the Personal Injury department, you will handle your own caseloa...
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...
Graduate Industrial Disease Paralegal! Our Client, a Legal 500 Personal Injury Specialist are looking for a number of LLB or LPC graduates to train as Industrial Disease paralegals. Salary £16,000 My client provides the full remit of legal services associated with Personal Injury claims. Through a series of acquisitions they can now safely say they are one of the UK's leading Personal Injury claim...
Fraud Fee Earner/Paralegal A fraud fee earner or paralegal is wanted for an excellent opportunity with a highly regarded personal injury specialist based in South Manchester. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. My client is a successful and well established national law firm with an excellent reputation in the market. Working for this forward thinking firm there is a pleasant working env...
RTA Mainstream Fee Earner An RTA Fee Earner, qualified or non qualified, is wanted to manage a fast track litigated caseload with a leading Legal 500, London based firm of Solicitors. Salary negotiable, dependent on experience. My client is a large, well established personal injury practice with a number of offices throughout the UK. Due to continued growth and expansion they are looking to recrui...
Aldershot, South East/Southern, GU111SQ
RTA Mainstream Advisor My client is a leading personal injury firm that is going through a sustained period of growth. Due to this period of expansion they are looking to recruit an Mainstream Legal Advisor to their Aldershot site. Sa;ry upwards of £25,000. The purpose of this role is to take individual responsibility for a caseload of around 200-250 RTA Fast Track files and be competent to deal w...
Fareham, South East/Southern, PO160LE
Personal Injury Fee Earner A Personal Injury FILEX or experienced Paralegal / Fee Earner is wanted for a lead role managing an RTA caseload from cradle to grave. Fantastic opportunity with top rated Legal 500 firm of Solicitors with market leading salary structure and bonus. A Legal 500 rated specialist litigation practice, my client provides essential legal services to individuals across the regi...
Graduate Industrial Disease Paralegal! Our Client, a Legal 500 Personal Injury Specialist are looking for a number of LLB or LPC graduates to train as Industrial Disease paralegals. Salary £16,000 My client provides the full remit of legal services associated with Personal Injury claims. Through a series of acquisitions they can now safely say they are one of the UK's leading Personal Injury claim...
MOJ Fee Earner I am currently recruiting for a number of MOJ Portal Fee Earner/Paralegal on behalf of my client, a Personal Injury Specialist based in Twickenham. The successful candidates will handle a low value RTA Personal Injury caseload, towards settlement of damages and costs. The case load will consist of RTA files across the MOJ portal. The successful MOJ Portal Fee Earner/Paralegal will h...
EL/PL Fee Earner We are keen to hear from EL / PL Fee Earners for a well established Personal Injury specialist law firm in Leeds. The role is due to expansion and further growth across the firm as a whole, making this an excellent time to join a firm that is really bucking the trend in this area at the moment. Attractive salary depending one experience. You must have previous experience in Employ...
Graduate Industrial Disease Paralegal! Our Client, a Legal 500 Personal Injury Specialist are looking for a number of LLB or LPC graduates to train as Industrial Disease paralegals. Salary £16,000 My client provides the full remit of legal services associated with Personal Injury claims. Through a series of acquisitions they can now safely say they are one of the UK's leading Personal Injury claim...
RTA Fee Earner, Twickenham, salary negotiable An RTA Fee Earner, qualified or non qualified, is wanted to manage a fast track litigated caseload with a leading Legal 500, London based firm of Solicitors. Salary negotiable, dependent on experience. My client is a large, well established personal injury practice with a number of offices throughout the UK. Due to continued growth and expansion they a...
Calling all Legal Secretaries…. our prestigious client has locations in Bournemouth and Poole and has a number of forthcoming assignments to cover holiday and busy work loads. We are looking for legal secretaries with experience in either Conveyancing, Probate, Family Law or Commercial Property. Hourly rate of £8.00 P/Hr. If you would be interested in this role, please contact me with urgency!!!...

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