Administration & Secretarial
Insight into a Legal career
Hear from someone who has worked in this field for over 25 years.
"The role of a legal secretary covers a range of different responsibilities. Your role is to provide administrative and secretarial support to solicitors and paralegals.
"I have worked as a legal secretary for over 25 years and love the challenge. It is demanding but also interesting and rewarding - especially when cases come to a conclusion and you know that you have had a successful outcome for your client"
- You have to be very organised and able to plan your day and prioritise your tasks
- You need a good eye for detail as you are working with personal client information, which is also confidential
- You should have good communication skills and be able to deal successfully with colleagues and clients
Legal careers: recruiters talk of increased demand for skilled legal PAs
September 2014: Lawson Clark one of London's leading legal recruitment consultancies says:
"In the last 6 months we have seen an increased demand for good legal secretaries. A junior legal secretary, with 2 or 3 years' experience, you could expect to earn around £28,000 a year. As a senior legal PA role you could earn up to £40,000 or even more.
"As a legal secretary you'll have a varied and dynamic career and for those who are at the very top of their game there could be opportunities to take on para-legal responsibilities."
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