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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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Real Estate Senior Associate, 5+ yrs PQE c.£65-70k A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Real Estate Associate to join one of the UK's highest ranking teams, in their Real Estate department based from the Manchester office. Salary dependant on experience. With access to global resources and with a client base including private and public companies, investors and government bodies, the team hand...
Newly Qualified Corporate Solicitor A Corporate Solicitor is required to join a Chambers rated national firm based in Manchester with an excellent reputation in regionally & nationally and with an award winning commitment to investing in their staff. The role will be based in spinningfields and commands a competitive salary, plus benefits and bonuses. My client is a top tier corporate department a...
Real Estate Associate - NQ - 2 Years My client are a Top 50 international law firm, with a raft of recommendations in Chambers and Legal 500 as well as a number of other awards including a high placement in the Best 100 Companies to Work For. Due to continued expansion of their Real Estate offering, they are looking for an Newly Qualified Associate Solicitor to join their large, established team,...
Commercial IP Solicitor - Manchester - 4years PQE - to £51,000 A top 50 law firm is looking to recruit a non-contentious commercial IP solicitor to join their practice in Manchester to handle a range of commercial contract and intellectual property matters for a team of 2 partners and 5 associates. You will be a commercial solicitor, ideally with some exposure to intellectual property, and be seek...
Corporate Associate Solicitor A Corporate Associate Solicitor is required for a rewarding opportunity with an international law firm. The role will be based in Manchester and offers a basic salary of up to £60,000. This role is an urgent Corporate requirement for my client so be assured that if you are invited to interview the process will move quickly. To be successful in this Corporate role you...
NQ Construction Solicitor - Manchester - International firm With a view on adding to their team in March 2015, my client is looking to speak with NQ or 4th seat Trainee Solicitors about joining their highly rated construction team in Manchester. My client are an international heavyweight with offices across the globe. They are experiencing significant growth in both contentious and non-contentious...
Corporate Associate - Manchester - 2-4 Years PQE My client offers some of the highest quality corporate work in the country feeding into clients across the globe. Their highly ranked team is now looking to appoint a corporate solicitor to handle complex corporate transactions. You will have an impeccable academic record and most likely trained at a leading national or international practice. You w...
Real Estate Associate A Real Estate Associate is required for a rewarding opportunity with an international law firm. The role will be based in Manchester and offers an excellent basic salary. You can rest easy in the knowledge that you are joining perhaps one of the country's finest Real Estate teams. You will be acting for the vast majority of the heavy weight Real Estate players. Your clients,...
Corporate Solicitor, M&A, Manchester c. £41,000 An award winning, full service, international firm based in Manchester is looking to recruit a corporate associate solicitor c.1 Years+ to join their team, taking over an existing caseload of diverse corporate and commercial matters. This opportunity represents an excellent opportunity to progress to in a leading international practice and would suit...
Defence Sector Contracts Executive Location - SW London / Surrey Border Salary - £35-43k + Benefits If you are a Contracts / Commercial Officer / Executive with a background working in the defence / military sector, then working for this world renowned systems engineering brand could be the move for you ! The Contracts Executive will manage the contractual aspects of, both , commercial and defence...
The Company My client recruits lawyers at all levels of seniority into a broad range of companies, banks and financial institutions. They represent some of the leading domestic and global brand names, covering the UK, Germany, the Middle East, Australia, USA and New Zealand. We are looking for graduates to train within their IN-HOUSE SERVICE TEAM, based in the City of London. Teams are headed by q...
The Company A leading International oil and gas company with expertise in building and operating FPSO's, shuttle tankers and their new Hi Load Technology. The company has substantial business interests in Brazil and a well established joint venture with a major Brazilian conglomerate. The Role Due to continued growth in the Brazilian market an opportunity has arisen for a senior lawyer to establis...
This firm is blossoming internationally, with notable growth recently in Germany and Asia. Their IP presence, is without doubt, the jewel in their crown. In the patents space, in particular, they are at the top of the food chain - and just where they are seeking to add an associate, with 0 to 3 years' PQE. So well does this non-contentious arm of the patents practice combine work of the absolute h...
Planning Solicitor A Planning Solicitor is required for a rewarding opportunity with a national law firm. The role will be based in Manchester and offers an excellent basic salary. You will be joining the wider Real Estate practice group who, amongst its peers, are industry leading and recognised individuals. The work you will be involved with includes; general planning advice, drafting Infrastruc...
Intellectual Property Solicitor - 0-2 years - Manchester An Intellectual Property (IP) Solicitor is sought for a demanding and rewarding role within an international Commercial firm for their Manchester office. This is a varied role encompassing all elements of Intellectual Property, mainly contentious. The European team handle a varied caseload and including IP Litigation, Patents and Trade Marks...
NQ Construction Solicitor - Manchester - International firm With a view on adding to their team in March 2015, my client is looking to speak with NQ or 4th seat Trainee Solicitors about joining their highly rated construction team in Manchester. My client are an international heavyweight with offices across the globe. They are experiencing significant growth in both contentious and non-contentious...
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...
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...
Top London Legal Headhunting Firm who specialize in Legal Professional placements from Associate to Partner lever into leading Global Law firms. This is a high end executive search role. The Company: With 20 years experience in the market they are one of the most respected Legal Search firms in the UK. Focused on Associate, Senior Associate, Salaried Partner, Equity Partner and entire Team moves t...

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