When you consider a law career, you might think of skyscrapers full of solicitors in power suits or barristers in courtroom television dramas, but these aren’t your only two options. This is a highly varied sector with roles available all over the UK, and even internationally, to suit all qualifications and means. There’s a huge assortment of other professions under the law umbrella: legal secretaries, paralegals, lecturers, court clerks or HR officers who keep things above-board – these roles all profoundly impact our lives and ensure we’re legally protected. Keep reading here to find out more about legal occupations.
Bailiffs visit properties to collect debts, serve court documents or give notices or summons.
Barristers give specialist legal advice, advising solicitors and representing people in court, at tribunals and in public inquiries.
Barristers' clerks deal with the admin in barristers' offices and organise the barristers' workload.
Company secretaries make sure that directors follow company law and financial regulations.
Coroners investigate deaths where the causes are unexplained, or the person’s identity is unclear or unknown.
Court administrative assistants help with the daily running of courts and their supporting offices.
Court legal advisers are trained lawyers who advise magistrates and district judges about the law.
Court ushers make sure that everyone involved with a court case is present and that they know what to do.
Credit controllers help firms get the money they are owed from businesses and individuals.
Crown prosecutors make sure that decisions to bring people to court are fair and likely to succeed.
Equalities officers promote practices and attitudes to make sure all people are treated equally within organisations.
Family mediators help divorcing or separating couples reach agreement without having to go to court.
Forensic psychologists explore what makes people commit crimes.
Forensic scientists prepare traces of physical evidence for use in courts of law.
Immigration advisers give advice on asylum claims, nationality, citizenship, deportation and employment, and represent clients in court.
Interpreters convert the spoken word from one language into another, either face-to-face or remotely.
Judges hear evidence in criminal and civil courts, make rulings and pass sentences based on the information presented during cases.
Legal executives specialise in one area of law and carry out similar tasks to solicitors.
Legal secretaries provide administrative support for lawyers and legal executives.
Conveyancers are property lawyers who deal with the legal and financial sides of buying and selling property and land.
Magistrates are volunteers who hear cases in court. They pass judgements and hand down short sentences, fines and other penalties.
Paralegals carry out research, prepare legal documents and give legal advice to clients.
Patent attorneys advise clients on how to apply for patents for new inventions, designs or processes.
Probation officers supervise people serving community and prison sentences and help them to stay away from crime.
Probation services officers (PSOs) supervise people serving community and prison sentences who are considered to be 'low-risk'.
Proofreaders check text before it's printed or published to make sure it's correct and complete.
Solicitors advise clients about the law and act on their behalf in legal matters.
Tax inspectors make sure the correct amount of tax is paid and investigate cases of fraud.
Trade mark attorneys advise clients about registering and protecting designs and trade marks.
Trading standards officers (TSOs) protect consumers and businesses by promoting a safe and fair trading environment.
Victim care officers support people who've been affected by crime.
Welfare rights officers give support and free advice to the public.
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Family Law Paralegal to join Puzzle Piece Law’s in their Family Law Practice. Your role will require you to support self-representing clients, drafting court documents and dealing with client enquiries. There is a high level of responsibility in the role which is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain valuable experience in this field. Ability to travel to BedsBucksHerts is desirable but not essential.This is fantastic opportunity for those looking to develop their knowledge and skills with a keen interest in pursuing a career in family law.
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Cripps LLP, one of the countrys leading law firms, is seeking confident and organised paralegal apprentices to assist a high performing teams in the wider legal teams. This is an extremely exciting opportunity which allows the successful candidates to work within a highly regarded law firm while also gaining a legal qualification.
TLT is a place where ambition and drive really matter. We want lawyers that push boundaries, ask questions and can solve complex problems. Our 6 year Legal Solicitor Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to grow your legal knowledge and business development experience whilst studying for your law degree. It puts you right at the heart of the action and is all about giving you real work, creating real results and getting recognition for your achievements.
Experience Dentons is an innovative new virtual work experience program, designed to give you an insight into life as a commercial solicitor at the worlds largest law firm.
University isnt for everyone. Dont let anyone tell you it is. If you want to train to become a solicitor, you just need a spot on the Dentons Solicitor Apprenticeship programme. Youll start working towards your LLB university degree alongside your day job too. No student debt. No eye-watering loans. Just an opportunity to learn and build your career.
This is a two-year paralegal apprenticeship which will result in the Level 3 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services, which is equivalent to the first year of a law undergraduate degree. It is offered in conjunction with our learning provider which will provide the formal learning content. The paralegal apprenticeship offers an introduction to the fundamentals of legal practice and provides a combination of learning and working in a busy in-house legal team within a thriving and exciting business. It will allow you to build your knowledge and the skills required to work as an in-house legal assistant. You will be learning on the job with a robust support network including a Supervisor and a dedicated Buddy to support you along the way.You will have one day each week dedicated to off-the-job study enabling you to gain work-based experience on the four remaining days. You will complete your part-time study with BPP University Law School (View the full BPP course outline). As you go through your apprenticeship you will collate a portfolio of evidence required for your final assessment along with formal assessments during the programme.Unlike traditional university routes, apprenticeships provide a consistent income as you learn. You will receive a competitive salary while undergoing training, making this option financially appealing.
Brendan Fleming Solicitors have an exciting opportunity to join the team as an Apprentice Paralegal. They are interested in applicants that have a desire and strong interest in Family and Children legal work as this the only area of law that applies to these positions.
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