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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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Fee Earner – Defendant Recovery (Legal Executive, Solicitor) BLUF18566 Manchester Salary dependent on experience Full Time, Permanent A successful niche practice, our client offers an excellent working environment in a contemporary and modern office, with a wide range of benefits including: private health care, childcare vouchers and an excellent holiday package. They have a strong reputation for...
We have a fantastic opportunity for a bilingual French speaking Research Assistant/Administrator to join our growing research organisation. We are recruiting for this role on a 3 month fixed term contract basis, however for the right person (due to a growing portfolio and increased workload) a permanent role may be created. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and committed to make a key contr...
Title: Legal Secretary - Residential Conveyancing Location: Woking Salary: To be confirmed Description Surrey based law firm are seeking a Legal Secretary with previous experience of working within a busy Residential Conveyancing department and able to demonstrate knowledge of the Conveyancing process and procedures. Working as part of a small friendly team this role is based in the firms Woking o...
PRIVATE CLIENT SENIOR ASSOCIATE SOLICITOR / LEGAL EXECUTIVE BRISTOL OR LONDON, 6PQE+, £ DEPENDENT UPON EXPERIENCE Leading full service international firm with offices in Europe and the US is seeking a Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive at Senior Associate level either in Bristol or London to contribute to the development of the new Private Client team alongside two London partners. You wi...
Assistant Company Secretary Location: RSC - Acton Function: Legal Salary: £45-50K + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits Job Type: Full Time Permanent Dixons Carphone is undergoing an exciting integration and transformation programme as a result of being part of Europe’s largest retail merger in history. The legal function is pivotal to the business and is currently seeking an Assistant Company Secret...
Hays Legal have been instructed to recruit for a very well established City Centre Legal Practice in their search for a solicitor with experience in property and/ or banking Candidate Requirements: 1 Yr + PQE in either property and/or banking Salary: Negotiable subject to experience Contact: For a more detailed description and further information on this opportunity or to have a discreet conversat...
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Paralegal (full-time/Southampton), Ramboll UK Limited (“RUK”) Role Context: RUK is a leader in integrated engineering design. The consultancy provides a full range of engineering services required for the design of buildings, bridges and infrastructure. RUK is a Principle Business Unit of Ramboll which employs more than 9,000 staff and has a significant presence in Northern Europe, India and the M...
TRAINEE LEGAL SECRETARY - Belfast City Centre A new and exciting full-time Temp to Perm opportunity has become available for a trainee legal secretary to join our client's team based in Belfast City Centre. Our client, a successful well established Law firm with a good reputation, seeks a Trainee legal secretary with good all round secretarial/Administration skills. This is a Temp to Perm full-tim...
Residential Conveyancing Paralegal Paralegal - £21,000 - Preston An excellent job opportunity has arisen within a top conveyancing practice for a Residential Conveyancing Paralegal. Experience of working in a similar role and running your own caseload within a reputable firm are a necessity for this role. Role Specification: • Manage a caseload of residential property matters from start to finish...
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CONVEYANCER/SOLICITOR LOCATION: East Yorkshire SALARY AND BENEFITS: Depending on experience We are looking for an experienced property fee earner to join this busy residential property department who can confidently handle a broad range of domestic property work including residential investment property purchases and sales. We are looking for either a qualified Conveyancing So...
Commercial Officer - MoD / Defence Contracts Similar job titles - Contracts Administrator , Procurement Officer , Procurement Administrator Location - Lincoln Salary - DOE - but between £25-35k + Benefits PLEASE NOTE CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO GAIN SECURITY CLEARANCE FOR UK DEFENCE PROJECTS ! A superb opportunity to join a huge, worldwide defence sector contractor at their base in Lincoln , for a...
PRIVATE CLIENT SOLICITOR / LEGAL EXECUTIVE CREWKERNE, 2 PQE+, £DEPENDENT UPON EXPERIENCE Leading regional practice in an attractive South Somerset town 20 minutes from the Jurassic coast is seeking a Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive to join an expanding team in Crewkerne. The Wills, Tax, Probate and Trusts Team has an enviable reputation acting for individuals as well as both regional a...
Construction Paralegal Paralegal - £17-20,000 - Manchester An excellent job opportunity has arisen within a national, top practice for a Construction Paralegal on a 12 months contract. A legal qualification (at least a 2:1 in Law) is required for this role and previous experience of working within a construction or commercial paralegal position would be beneficial Role Specification: • Provide gen...
Assistant Company Secretary - 4 Month FTC Competitive Salary plus Benefits London Purpose of the Role thetrainline.​com is the leading online provider of rail tickets for travel in Great Britain by value of tickets sold, with a mission to help rail passengers save money, time and hassle.​ Customers booking in advance with thetrainline.​com can save an average of 43%​ versus booking on the day.​ Si...
Senior Paralegal An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Paralegal, with significant experience in handling a large caseload of RTA and EL/PL, to join a market leading business based in Stockport. The company offers an unrivalled working culture and various opportunities for personal development and training. Salary is dependent on individual experience. This successful business already ha...
Legal Secretary - Litigation Top Professional Services Business Award Winning Reputation The Firm is regularly recognised as one of the largest Corporate Legal Firms in the UK, with a client base including the biggest and most well recognised brands and businesses in UK Industry and professional Services. You will be expected to excel at all standard PA duties such as diary management, travel arra...
We are currently recruiting on behalf of a well known South Yorkshire Law firm, seeking to employ an experienced Legal Secretary to join their busy Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. The company have 4 offices across the region, this position is within their office based in central Doncaster. The successful candidate: -Must have 2 years' previous experience working in Litigation and Dis...
I am currently looking for a Property Administrator to support the department in managing files and documentation, both hard and soft copy and to assist with the smooth running of property transactions for a client I am working with. Your responsibilities will include: -? File management -? Assist with opening, billing and archiving files -? Requisitioning property searches using on line or direct...
Private Client NQ or Legal Executive Private Client NQ or Legal Executive , Worcestershire Upwardly mobile regional firm are looking to bring in a private client fee earner, either at NQ level or possibly a legal executive a similar stage of their career. They would also consider applications from enthusiastic paralegals with a grounding in private client work who are committed to pushing forward...
Credit Hire Paralegal Credit Hire Paralegal , Birmingham You will handling litigated work with minimal supervision and you will inherit a caseload of roughly 60- 70 cases. Typically they could include phantom or staged accidents or incidents involving bent metal (crowbars). You should have a minimum of 6 months' experience gained in a well known defendant credit hire or fraud team. Applications fr...

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