Occupation | Weston College

Legal secretary

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.

Tasks

  • 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

Level 1-3

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

£18,681

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for legal secretary is £18,681

1,973 positions

Current Employment

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.

138 jobs

Job Postings

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.

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