Legal associate professionals provide administrative support for legal professionals, and investigate and make recommendations on legal matters that do not fall within the province of a normal court of law.


  • Draws up schedules of legal costs and advises on the allocation of legal costs and the level of legal fees.
  • Assists in all aspects of probate and common law practice.
  • Ensures their organisation complies with relevant regulations and their organisational policies.
  • Attends court to assist barristers and solicitors in the presentation of a case.
  • Ensures judges have the necessary legal other documents, manages their diary and carries out other administrative duties collates information, drafts briefs and other documents.
  • Runs chambers on behalf of principals, develops the practice, manages the flow of work, decides which cases to accept, arranges appropriate fees and prepares financial records.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 15% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£23,857 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for legal associate professional is £23,857

2,459 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,459. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for legal associate professional roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £23,857 per year. That is about £1,988 per month or £12.23 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,511, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,890

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,459 people are employed in the region.

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