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Legal secretaries

Average National Salaries (2018)

Age 20

£7,800 pile of coins

Age 35

£14,560 pile of coins

Age 50

£17,680 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £14,040

What does this career do?

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.

Typical 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.

Current entry requirements

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.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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