£15,600 Average salary at age 20
£28,080 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


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.

Main 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.


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.

What Legal secretaries studied in higher education

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What Legal secretaries studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies2
(L3) Sociology5
(C8) Psychology2
(V3) History by topic1
(W3) Music1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(M0) Broadly-based programmes within law1
(Q3) English studies5
(L2) Politics1
(R1) French studies1
(W4) Drama1
(M1) Law by area25
(M2) Law by topic33
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport1
(P5) Journalism1
(T1) Chinese studies1
(N1) Business studies1
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting1
(P3) Media studies1
(V1) History by period4
(N3) Finance1
(L6) Anthropology2

UK Prospects

45200 Workforce Size
18.66% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
3327 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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