- Types letters and legal documents such as wills and contracts.
- Maintains court and clients' records, organises diaries and arranges appointments.
- Answers enquiries and directs clients to appropriate experts.
- Attends meetings and keeps records of proceedings.
- Delivers and collects documents.
- Sorts and files correspondence and carries out general clerical work.
Typical Education Level
There are no formal academic requirements, although employers may expect candidate to possess a legal secretarial qualification. Entrants to professional legal courses typically require GCSEs/ S grades or equivalent qualifications. NVQs/SVQs in Administration are available at Levels 2, 3 and 4.
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 21% 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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for legal secretary is £18,681
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,973. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, 138 jobs have been posted for legal secretary roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £18,681 per year. That is about £1,557 per month or £9.58 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,684, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,988
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, 1,973 people are employed in the region.