Legal secretaries file and maintain legal and other records, transcribe notes and dictation into typewritten form and perform other routine clerical tasks in legal practices.


  • Sorts and files correspondence and carries out general clerical work.
  • Delivers and collects documents.
  • Attends meetings and keeps records of proceedings.
  • Answers enquiries and directs clients to appropriate experts.
  • Maintains court and clients’ records, organises diaries and arranges appointments.
  • Types letters and legal documents such as wills and contracts.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 24% 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

£16,473 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for legal secretary is £16,473

2,209 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,209. 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 secretary roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £16,473 per year. That is about £1,373 per month or £8.45 per hour. New workers generally start on £12,985, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,176

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, 2,209 people are employed in the region.

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