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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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Our clients, an award winning regional Law Firm, are currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary to join their Litigation / Dispute Resolution Team. The ideal candidate will be an experienced secretary who is highly trained in secretarial practice, ideally within the Legal industry though this is not essential. The client is willing to consider experience secretaries form other professional b...
DT/BCR/3047 Bell Cornwall Recruitment has a fantastic opportunity for a Part Time Legal PA to join a prestigious, full service law firm based in Birmingham City Centre. The purpose of the role is to support a Partner and Solicitor in the Family Department within the Private Client Practice Group. You will ideally have proven experience of working as a legal secretary/PA within a family department...
Commercial Assistant Type: Permanent Location: North West & Southern locations Rate: To be negotiated depending on experience Qualification: Legal Practicing Certificate or RICS qualification with relevant contract negotiation experience minimum requirement Reference: Sudlows jobs –Commercial Assistant Published: 31 October 2014 Due to the continued expansion of our highly successful specialised e...
Leading regional law firm are seeking a Legal Secretary with prior relevant experience to join their busy Family team. This is a full time permanent position and will be based in Ross-on-Wye. You will work directly for an Associate Solicitor as well as providing support for other fee earners in a busy team. The ideal candidate will have fast and accurate typing skills, including audio, and be comf...
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...
Ringwood, South East/Southern, BH241AW
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...
A Conveyancing legal secretary is required for a solicitors in the Chelmsford area You will be responsible for providing support to two Directors, preparing correspondence and documents through audio typing, schedule appointments and arrange meetings, prepare the conference room for meetings and ensure all post is recorded and ready for dispatch. You will also answer the telephone and respond to c...
Business Development Manager Renowned Central London Law Firm £50-55,000 plus excellent staff benefits An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Business Development Manager to join a this renowned central London law firm. This role will be looking after their Commercial Litigation, Employment and Pensions practice areas. This role would ideally suit a Business Development Manager with at least fo...
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne-Tees, NE991NA
Hays have an exciting job opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to work within a leading international legal firm based in the North East. This will be a fixed term contract leading to a permanent role. This job will be based within the Casualty team, and will require you to provide support across the other areas if required. You will be responsible for preparing correspondence and docume...
Conveyancing Secretary required to join a Bournemouth based Legal firm. The ideal Conveyancing secretary will be required to have previous experience of working within a conveyancing team and have excellent typing skills as well as the ability to multi task, take telephone calls and handle any day to day administrative tasks required within the conveyancing role.The ideal candidate will receive a...
Court of Protection Fee Earner (4PQE) Nottingham ££ 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 Court of Protection Fee Earner with 4 year PQE to join the Nottingham office. The successful candidate will deal with deputyship cases referred from the clinical negl...
Court of Protection Solicitor (NQ-4PQE) Nottingham ££ 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 Court of Protection Fee Earner 0-4 year PQE to join the Nottingham office. The successful candidate will deal with deputyship cases referred from the clinical negli...
EL/PL (Multi Track or Fast Track) Fee Earner West Midlands ££ EL/PL (Employers Liability/Public Liability) Fee Earner: Within this leading law firm an opportunity has arisen for an EL/PL (Fast Track or Multi Track) Fee Earner to join the West Midlands based team. The successful candidate will be able to work unsupervised on a caseload of litigated fast track or multi track Employers Liability and...
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...
Court of Protection Paralegal Cambridge ££ A vacancy has arisen in this Leading Law Firm for a Court of Protection Paralegal in their Cambridge office. This is a superb opportunity for you to develop your skills and experience within an established and innovative environment. Post-holders can expect to deal with clients, draft documents, progress the litigation process and attend court. You will b...
Private Client Solicitor (2 PQE) East Midlands ££ This leading firm are looking for a Solicitor with 2yrs + PQE to join the trusts and probate team, part of the firm's private client division. The role is to produce high quality legal services to clients on all aspects of wills, trusts and probate work to include the key duties set out below and flexibility if required to work at one of the firm's...
Real Estate/Commercial Property Solicitor (2PQE) Nottingham ££ A new exciting opportunity with one of the UK's leading law firms has become available for a Real Estate/Commercial Property Solicitor. The key duties include: * assisting the senior associates and working closely along side an existing team to undertake property work with an emphasis on the following: retail occupiers and developers,...
Law Costs Draftsperson Midlands Law Costs Draftsperson: This is a chance for a Law Costs Draftsperson to join an expanding Cost Management team within a leading Insurance Litigation firm. The successful candidate will be attending to Solicitors' files and preparing costs claims for submission to opposing Solicitors or the Courts. Law Costs Draftsman (all levels) - Key Responsibilities: - Candidate...
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...
Defendant EL/PL Fee Earner West Midlands Defendant EL/PL Fee Earner: Within this leading law firm an opportunity has arisen for an EL /PL fee Earner to join the West Midlands based team. The Defendant EL/PL Fee Earner. Defendant EL /PL Fee Earner - Core duties: - Run a case load of Defendant EL/PL files. - Ideally hold prior experience in working on high value cases. - Pursue conclusion of a file...

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