£18,937
Avg. Salary
£8.74
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£968

Profit Sharing

£325

The average pay for a Legal Secretary is £8.74 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Secretary is £18,937 per year.

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MEDIAN $18,937
£13,751 - £31,049
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MEDIAN: £18,937
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Salary £13,751 - £31,049
Bonus £147 - £2,469
Profit Sharing £325
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£13,956 - £30,030
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,645
Hourly Data £0£18
Hourly Rate £6.96 - £12.19
Hourly Tips £0.14
Overtime £6.66 - £18.38
Annual Data £0£30K
Bonus £147 - £2,469
Profit Sharing £325
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£13,956 - £30,030
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 255

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 pleadings, briefs, technical papers, letters to various parties, and memos, among other documents, and must ensure that all legal documents are free of grammatical errors and typos. They may also accompany lawyers to courts to assist in hearings.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Legal Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤17,000 based on 381 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤20,000 based on 215 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤20,000 based on 350 salaries. A Legal Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤21,000 based on 254 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: £18,806

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Legal Secretary Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Legal Secretary?

Legal Secretary in Belfast:
"Good."
Pros: Local to home and easy to commute.
Cons: Busy traffic getting to and from work.

Legal Secretary in Edinburgh:
"Stressful quite often, diverse, busy, interesting."
Pros: The variety.
Cons: The stress and office politics.

Legal Secretary in London:
"You Do Not Need A Legal Secretary Qualification."
Grab every opportunity given to you, with both hands; as long as you have a common sense, a proactive, 'try anything' attitude you will learn so much more. The attitude to the job and constant striving to be the absolute best; pre-empting and diverting disasters for your manager; going the extra mile and taking pride in your work and yourself, will carry you much further than any legal secretary qualification on the job.

Legal Secretary in Bangor:
"Office conditions"
Pros: Content of the work and the hours.
Cons: The salary related to the workload

Legal Secretary in Bridgwater:
You can specialise in any area of law. Some areas are more interesting than others. Medical Negligence helps those who have been served badly by their GP or hospital to get on with their lives and find out why things happened the way they did. It can give them closure, and frequently gives them compensation to ease the rest of their lives.

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Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
₤19,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries

PA
▲8%

Legal Compliance
▲4%


Legal Document Review
▼0%

National Average
₤19,000

▼1%




conveyancing
▼5%

Filing
▼6%

Audio Typing
▼8%

Billing
▼10%

Telephony
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 66%