Legal associate professionals


Average Annual Pay

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Average Weekly Hours

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Unemployment Rate

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Legal associate professionals provide administrative support for legal professionals, and investigate and make recommendations on legal matters that do not fall within the province of a normal court of law.


Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades in appropriate subject areas. Off- and on-the-job training is available. Membership of professional institutions will be required for some posts. Candidates must pass professional examinations and complete up to five years of practical experience.

Typical tasks

  • runs chambers on behalf of principals, develops the practice, manages the flow of work, decides which cases to accept, arranges appropriate fees and prepares financial records;
  • collates information, drafts briefs and other documents;
  • interviews and advises clients, undertakes preparatory work for court cases;
  • attends court to assist barristers and solicitors in the presentation of a case;
  • assists in all aspects of property conveyancing and probate and common law practice.

Common job titles

Clerk, barrister's
Agent, precognition
Executive, conveyancing
Consultant, cost, legal
Manager, services, legal
Writer, will
Consultant, costs, legal
Manager, probate
Consultant, cost, law
Consultant, costs, law
Draftsman, costs
Draftsman, cost, law
Manager, litigation
Clerk, judge's
Adjudicator (Home Office)
Registrar, land
Officer, precognition
Manager, conveyancing
Draftsman, cost
Draftsman, costs, legal
Manager, solicitor's
Officer, protection, data
Executive, litigation
Officer, compliance
Clerk, advocates'
Officer, legal
Examiner (legal services)
Member, panel
Officer, litigation
Draftsman, costs, law
Member, tribunal
Lawyer, costs
Assistant, legal
Executive, legal
Earner, fee (legal services)
Draughtsman, costs, law
Translator, legal
Clerk, managing
Officer, coroner's

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.