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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.


  • 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.

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.

Current Vacancies

Legal Secretary
Shrewsbury - Absolute Personnel Ltd - 23 Mar 2018
Working Capital Assistant Apprentice with DWF
Manchester - BPP Professional Apprenticeships - 6 Mar 2018

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £15,000 per annum and can progress up to £25,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 5,940 employed Legal Secretaries in the region.

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