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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.


Median Salary

New workers start around £19,872. Normal pay is £25,488 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £39,834.

Daily Tasks

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

Skills employers are asking for

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics
  • Science