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Legal Associate Professionals

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.


  • 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.

Entry Requirements

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.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £33,000 per annum and can progress up to £35,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 9,235 employed Legal Associate Professionals in the region.

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