Legal Executive


    Legal executives are fee-earning qualified lawyers who undertake similar work to solicitors, specializing in a specific legal area such as litigation or conveyancing.

    Legal executives are typically employed by law firms, public sector organizations and the in-house legal teams of commercial enterprises in the private sector.



    • litigation
    • assisting solicitors
    • giving legal advice
    • researching and preparing cases
    • writing legal documents
    • High Court or county court work
    • dealing with legal matters such as writing wills, property conveyancing, custody cases and divorce settlements



    There are routes into becoming a legal executive for both graduates and school leavers. For non-law graduates or school leavers, it takes on average four years to complete the academic qualifications.



    • Independence
    • Team-working
    • Organization skills
    • Communication skills
    • Discretion
    • Investigative skills
    • Negotiating skills
    • Ability to work under pressure