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.  

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  1. Temporary Legal Secretary

    Location: Kilmarnock

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Legal Secretary

    The Role:
    We are looking for a Legal Secretary to start immediately in a leading Law Firm in Kilmarnock.
    The firm is looking for someone on a temporary basis to help cover a period of absence for at least 1 month maybe more.
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  2. Conveyancing Solicitor

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Solicitor (PQE 1 + )

    Stafffinders are delighted to be looking for a Conveyancing Solicitor for a successful law firm based in Renfrewshire. This role is permanent and offers the luxury of a competitive salary and central location.  
    A busy role that includes working with other members of the team but will give responsibility for ...

  3. Residential Conveyancing Secretary

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Legal Secretary

    We are seeking an experienced Residential Conveyancing Secretary for a five week period to assist with an increase in workload. This is a forward thinking and supportive organisation who pride themselves in what they do.
    You should be familiar with all types of residential conveyancing and should be up to ...

  4. Receptionist (part time)

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £13864 p/a

    Category: Legal Receptionist

    Are you flexible, self-motivated, highly competent and able to work on your own initiative? Are you a good communicator and able to assist in dealing with clients and contacts on face-to-face and the telephone? Then please read below about our fantastic vacancy with a traditional Legal firm in Edinburgh.
    The ...

  5. 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 ...