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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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Residential Conveyancing Head of Department Residential Conveyancing Head of Department, West Midlands Well known regional practice in the West Midlands are now looking to expand their residential conveyancing department by adding an experienced solicitor or qualified legal executive to effectively head up the team. Working alongside a property partner you would effectively manage a couple of juni...
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...
Family Solicitor (NQ-2 years PQE) Reading, Berkshire A Family Solicitor is required for a rewarding opportunity with a firm of Solicitors in Reading, Berkshire paying up to £40,000. Our client is well positioned in the heart of the Thames Valley. Regarded well for the quality of their advice, they are featured heavily in the legal directories and many of the Partners and Chambers rated. With a her...
Property Litigation Solicitor Surrey/ Sussex Competitive Salary My client a leading multi office firm South East Firm are seeking to recruit a Property Litigation Solicitor to join their firm in Redhill. As a successful candidate you will manage your own Property Litigation caseload, acting for landlords, tenants and homeowners. In addition to fee earning you will also manage more junior members o...
Residential Conveyancer Residential Conveyancer , Leicester Forward thinking award winning regional firm with a noted residential conveyancing team now requires the addition of a qualified residential conveyancer with good local knowledge to work in a quality driven Leicester department. Given the panels the firms are on a fully qualified residential conveyancer is required and you will be joining...
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...
EL/PL 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 Public Liability files. This...
Complex Injury EL/RTA Fee Earner West Midlands £Competitive One of the foremost insurance litigation firms in the UK is seeking a Complex Injury Fee Earner to join their team. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work within the complex injury team dealing with the complex matters with values over £250K. Experience of handling Defendant Litigated Road Traffic Accidents and Employers Liabil...
Southampton, South East/Southern, SO143JA
Court of Protection Associate Solicitor Southampton ££ The Court of Protection is the judicial body in England and Wales responsible for managing the affairs, assets and estates of anyone who does not have capacity to manage their own finances. The team has a strong reputation in dealing with the full range of Court of Protection services including deputyship services, gifts, Enduring & Lasting Po...
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...
Law Costs Draftsperson Midlands This leading law firm are looking for a Law Costs Draftsperson to deal with Costs for disease pre-litigated files for a major insurer client. Law Costs Draftsman - Key Responsibilities: - Candidates will have at least 6 months experience working in a Law Costs environment. - Handle own caseload of Personal Injury Law Cost claims (ideally NIHL/Deafness) An outstandin...
Costs Lawyer Oxford ££ An exciting vacancy has arisen in a Highly Successful Law Firm for a Law Costs Draftsman to join their Oxford team. The client are interested in talking to interested parties from trainee level to 5 years pqe who would like to be effective members of our team and who are interested in progressing within a busy and challenging environment. The ideal candidates will have exper...
Defendant EL/PL Complex Injuries Coventry Defendant EL/PL Complex Injury Lead Fee Earner: Within this leading law firm an opportunity has arisen for an EL /PL fee Earner to join the Coventry based team. The Defendant EL/PL Lead Fee Earner will work within the team of Complex Injuries with additional EL/PL Fee Earners to generate exceptional results. Defendant EL /PL Lead Fee Earner - Core duties:...
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,...
Corporate Solicitor (1-3PQE or 7PQE+) Birmingham to £55000 Due to expansion an opportunity has arisen within our clients Corporate department for a Solicitor (1-3PQE or 7PQE +) to join this well established and busy Corporate team. The Corporate team deals with a variety of corporate and commercial matters on behalf of public and private companies, public bodies and individuals. The work undertake...
Disease Fee Earner/Paralegal (Will cross train from RTA, EL, PL to Disease) West Midlands No litigation experience needed! (That's right, no litigation experience needed - all that this client asks for is that you've handled your own caseload to the pre-litigation stage and have worked on an EL, PL, RTA or Disease caseload. (Cross training available!) A rare and un-missable opportunity for any can...
Defendant EL/PL Complex Injuries Coventry Defendant EL/PL Complex Injury Lead Fee Earner: Within this leading law firm an opportunity has arisen for an EL /PL fee Earner to join the Coventry based team. The Defendant EL/PL Lead Fee Earner will work within the team of Complex Injuries with additional EL/PL Fee Earners to generate exceptional results. Defendant EL /PL Lead Fee Earner - Core duties:...
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...
Private Client Solicitor or Legal Exec - Hertfordshire Hertfordshire to £40000 This leading firm are looking for a Solicitor or Legal Exec with 3yrs + PQE to join the Wills, 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 fl...
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...

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