Legal Trainee Administrator Jobs 

Legal Trainee Administrators provide office junior administrative support in a legal office environment. Tasks will vary depending on the level of responsibility and the type of employer, however, it is likely to involve producing neat and accurate word processed documents for reports and letters,  being responsible for stationery stocks and office equipment, welcoming visitors and arranging refreshments, answering the phone, managing post and email and maintaining filing systems, both manual and electronic.

Most trainee administrators work standard office hours in the legal environment from Monday to Friday.  Flexitime and shift work is also possible with some employers. Temporary contracts are common and often lead to permanent employment.

Legal Trainee Administrator salaries range from around £7,000 to £10,000 a year.

The ideal candidate for this role would be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, accurate in their work, with a good understanding of grammar and spelling, good at working in a team, able to meet deadlines and work under pressure, discrete when handling sensitive information and interested in business.  

What do you need to become a Legal Administrator?

There are no formal entry requirements, although some employers may expect GCSEs/S grades (A-C/1-3) in English and Administration. Good keyboard skills are essential and additional computer knowledge, particularly of Word.

Companies generally support personal development of Legal Trainee Administrators by offering a combination of in-house and external courses, and the opportunity to work closely with experienced members of staff. There is also a wide range of vocational qualifications available in this area.

There are good opportunities for Legal Trainee Administrators to progress to wider administrative or secretarial roles. Senior Legal positions may also be available after specialised training. In some companies, it might be possible to move into a specialist area, such as Conveyancing or Court Work or Legal Cashiering.  

Contact the Legal Division Team

Email the Legal Division at legal@stafffinders.co.uk.

Candidates can submit a CV online using our Register online service.

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  1. Conveyancing Solicitor

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Solicitor (PQE 1 + )

    Role- Conveyancing Solicitor
    Location- Edinburgh
    Salary – Dependant on experience
    Do you have previous experience as a Conveyancing Solicitor who manages their own case loads from start to finish? Do you want to join an award-winning firm who like to think differently for their clients and staff?
    This move is available ...

  2. Conveyancing Paralegal

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Paralegal/legal executive

    Role- Conveyancing Paralegal
    Location- Edinburgh
    Salary – Dependant on experience
    Do you have previous experience as a Conveyancing Paralegal who manages their own case loads from start to finish? Do you want to join an award-winning Solicitors who like to think differently for their clients and staff?
    This move is available ...

  3. Residential Paralegal

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £25000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Paralegal/legal executive

    Do you have previous experience as a Residential Paralegal and looking to move into a busy role where you deal with the transactional work from start to finish? You must have excellent organisational skills and the ability to plan and prioritise your own workload throughout a busy working day with ...

  4. Private Client- Paralegal

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Paralegal/legal executive

    Do you have previous experience as a Paralegal within a Private Client team supporting multiple partners? Are you now looking for a move into a busy role where you will supporting a large team of partners and their clients?
    Our client have a requirement for an experienced Private Client paralegal ...

  5. Paralegal- Commercial Real Estate

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Paralegal/legal executive

    Do you have previous experience as a Paralegal within a Commercial Real Estate team supporting multiple partners? Are you now looking for a move into a busy role where you will supporting multiple partners and their clients?
    Our client have a requirement for an experienced paralegal with previous experience of ...