Legal Secretaries

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.


New workers

New workers start around £12,640. Normal pay is £21,669 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £42,273.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 49,139 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Sorts and files correspondence and carries out general clerical work.

  • Delivers and collects documents.

  • Attends meetings and keeps records of proceedings.

  • Answers enquiries and directs clients to appropriate experts.

  • Maintains court and clients’ records, organises diaries and arranges appointments.

  • Types letters and legal documents such as wills and contracts.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Dictation

  • Administrative Support

  • Conveyancing

  • Billing

  • Secretarial Experience

  • Copy Typing

  • Lawsuits

  • Invoicing

  • Travel Arrangements

  • File Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Typing

  • Communication

  • Filing

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Administrative Functions

  • Organizational Skills

  • Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Outlook

  • Microsoft Excel

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.