The average salary for a Legal Secretary in United Kingdom is £19,329.
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Job Description for Legal Secretary
Legal secretaries work primarily for lawyers’ offices and courts to perform secretarial duties and provide legal support services to attorneys. They must file materials, such as motions, briefs, memorandums, pleadings, etc. at various court systems in a timely manner, as well as maintain appointments and remind lawyers to see clients. They may need to interview clients, either on the phone or in-person prior to referring them to their lawyers. They are generally tasked with typing and editing pl…Read more
Legal Secretary Tasks
- Prepare and process legal documents and papers; summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions and pretrial agreements.
- Review legal publications and perform database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.
- Attend legal meetings; client interviews, hearings or depositions and take notes.
- Assist attorneys in collecting employment, medical and other records.
- Organize and maintain law libraries, documents and case files.
Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Secretary
The top respondents for the job title Legal Secretary are from the companies Eversheds Solicitors, K&L Gates LLP and Mills & Reeve. Reported salaries are highest at K&L Gates LLP where the average pay is £37,394. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Eversheds Solicitors, earning around £20,800. BLM pays the lowest at around £19,675. Mills & Reeve also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying £20,148.
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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary
Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Administration, Client Interaction, Document Preparation and Typing.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary
An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £16,168 based on 66 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £17,746 based on 551 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £20,530 based on 226 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £20,254 based on 452 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £20,898.
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 66.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Birmingham, England: Birmingham (13.0% more) and Manchester, England: Manchester (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (5.2% less).
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