LEGAL JOB TITLES
Explore the various Legal roles we work on.
LR Legal Recruitment are specialist Legal industry recruiters with over 15 years’ experience. We place candidates across the spectrum of legal jobs from Senior partners through to the whole range of support roles. Below is a brief description of some of the legal job roles we work on. For more information, please contact us to discuss your recruitment needs.
A lawyer is a general term that covers solicitors, chartered legal executive lawyers (sometimes called CILEx lawyers) and barristers.
Solicitors are qualified lawyers. They carry out legal business for individual and corporate clients, and present cases in lower courts. Solicitors can undertake a wide range of work depending on their area of law– for many of life’s major milestones, such as buying your own house or making a will, you’re likely to use the services of a local or high-street solicitor, whereas solicitors employed at global law firms may deal with multi-million pound contracts and negotiations.
Chartered Legal Executive
A chartered legal executive is a qualified lawyer who is trained to specialise in a particular area of law. Training takes place through the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and combines working in a legal organisation with studying for recognised professional qualifications.
The role of a paralegal can cover a range of job titles, such as legal administrator or legal fee-earner. It describes people who carry out legal work and give advice to clients, but who are not qualified lawyers. There is no single career pathway, but paralegals usually have had classroom teaching and on-the-job training. The new Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services aims to provide a more structured approach.
Legal support staff
Legal support staff work in law firms, legal departments, courts, the police, and local and national government. Roles range from Legal Secretaries, HR and IT specialist through to Marketing and New business professionals to provide administrative and secretarial and specialist support to colleagues carrying out legal work. Entry routes and requirements vary.
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