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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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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Case Handler to join a top 150 law firm to motivate and co-ordinate Probate transactions to obtaining Grant of Probate. The office is based in Stratford upon Avon. Salary indications are £18,000 - £25,000 plus a discretionary bonus scheme of up to £2,000 per annum. The main purpose of the role is as follows:- - Motivating & Co-ordinating Probate Transaction...
A Technical Manager is required to join a top 150 law firm to deal with Probate Transactions. This role is based within their centre in Stratford upon Avon. Salary indications are £30,000 - £40,000 plus a discretionary bonus scheme of up to £2,000 per annum. Main Purpose of Job - Motivating & Co-Ordinating Probate Transactions to Obtaining the Grant of Representation - Providing technical support...
Commercial Conveyancing Secretary Do you have experience in conveyancing and are seeking a new opportunity with a well-known local solicitors? A well-established company based in Broadstone is looking for a permanent Commercial Conveyancing secretary to join their team. Main responsibilities include: • Assisting in the personal organisation of Fee earners • Assisting in the monitoring of key dates...
Southampton, South East/Southern, SO143JA
Real Estate Lawyer Leading Legal 500 Competitive salary + innovative bonus structure Hampshire My Client, a Leading Legal 500 Firm with offices across the UK and over two hundred fee earners, with over sixteen listed as leaders in their field are currently seeking a Real Estate Lawyer to join their Chambers premier rated team in Southampton. As a successful candidate you will have had exposer to q...
Southampton, South East/Southern, SO143JA
Private Client Lawyer Competitive Salary Southampton Leading Legal 500 Firm My Client a well respected Leading Legal 500 regional firm who are going from strength to strength are currently seeking a Private Client Lawyer to join their team in Southampton. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 5 years experience in dealing with their own caseload with minimal supervision from inception throu...
Residential Property Solicitor Locum Greater London/ Surrey December start My client, a progressive firm based in Greater London/ Surrey is seeking Residential Property Solicitor to join their firm in December on a Locum basis to. This is a great opportunity for someone to be involved in good quality property files within an open and friendly office. This role would suit solicitor who is 2 year +...
Crawley, South East/Southern, RH119YA
Secretary/Paralegal, Crawley/Gatwick, £21,000 + 25 days holiday + health-care + life assurance + season ticket loans + pension scheme + childcare vouchers My client is looking for a strong legal secretary with previous corporate/commercial experience to join their award winning law firm. They provide legal and planning advice to a range of companies, public sector and individuals. Candidates will...
Our client is an established Solicitors practice based in Wythenshawe, Manchester that specialises in helping people who have suffered personal injury in road traffic accidents, accidents at work and in public places. They are currently looking for 10 Litigation Executives to support them with their future growth plans. Working within the Litigation Team you will effectively manage personal injury...
Commercial Property Solicitor Competitive Salary Guildford This well regarded Surrey firm are currently recruiting into their commercial property team. With offices spread throughout the county as well as in South London this team are well established and have a strong client base. The work is varied, covering agricultural, retail, leisure and industrial to name a few of the sectors they operate w...
Commercial Property Solicitor Competitive Salary Wimbledon This well regarded Surrey firm are currently recruiting into their commercial property team. With offices spread throughout the county as well as in South London this team are well established and have a strong client base. The work is varied, covering agricultural, retail, leisure and industrial to name a few of the sectors they operate w...
Private Client Lawyer Guildford Competitive salary + innovative bonus structure Full time/ Part time This well regarded Surrey firm are currently recruiting into their Trust and Estates team. With offices spread throughout the county as well as in South London this team are well established and have a strong client base. As a successful candidate you will have the ability to manage a full caseload...
Horsham, South East/Southern, RH121JE
Our Client is an established and known legal firm in Central Horsham currently recruiting for a Conveyancing Secretary on a temporary basis. This role will be for 1 week starting 27th October 2014. You will be responsible for all aspects of Conveyancing, with audio typing and strong administrative skills needed. The ideal candidates will have previous conveyancing secretarial experience, able to m...
Commercial Property Solicitor Guildford Leading Legal 500 Competitive Salary An excellent opportunity for a qualified solicitor to join one of Surrey's top Legal 500 firms. The role is based their well respected commercial property department in Guildford. The role will involve you working closely with the commercial property senior solicitor across a broad range of complex high net worth commerci...
There is a great opportunity for career progression within this law firm. Company Our client is a leading law firm with offices throughout Surrey and in London, they offer a full range of legal and financial investment services to businesses and individuals. Their lawyers are experts in their chosen field and we are seeking a newly qualified or post qualification Solicitor Commercial Property to d...
Do you want quality intellectual Solicitor work and great career prospects? My client is looking for a someone with a minimum of 2-5 years PQE Commercial/Corporate Solicitor experience to join its top tier practice. On offer is the opportunity to work alongside senior members of the team and be at the forefront of the development of the practice. Job Description: The role will be based in our very...
A new exciting and very rare opportunity has become available working for a prestigious Legal firm in Edinburgh as a Property Paralegal. This is a full time, permanent opportunity working within the firms Real Estate Department, which is regarded as one of the top ranked practices in Scotland. Working within their House Builder Unit within their Real Estate Division, you will work closely with a P...
Company Confidential London, London
I am looking to recruit a experience Corporate Tax Solicitor for my client in Central London. My client is looking to recruit a Corporate Tax Solicitor with a strong academic background. The successful candidate should have experience of the tax aspects of the following: M&A transactions Corporate Finance Property Transactions Ideally, the candidate will currently be working in a large or medium s...
Family Senior Associate/Partner Legal 500, Chambers Ranked Firm West End, London An exciting position has arisen for a Family Senior Associate/Partner to join a Legal 500, Chambers ranked firm based in the heart of London's West End. Salary is very much negotiable depending on your level of experience. My client is a leading law practice based in London's West End, with a strong reputation for bot...
THE FIRM: My client combines one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. They provide full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability. They work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate. Their clients are a mixture of mul...
You will be joining a well established team and you will be working for one of the solicitors who deals primarily in matrimonial law. The role requires excellent audio typing skills as this will be a large part of your workload. Other tasks will include typing letters, forms, briefs for counsel, photocopying, filing, taking calls, making calls, arranging medical appointments, consultations, emails...

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