When it comes to working in the legal and law sector, be it as a lawyer, paralegal, assistant, or any other position, the employer you work for often has to be carefully chosen. Because of the competitive nature of the legal and law sector, different employers offer their employees different grades of pay, different areas of law to work within, and different benefits.

It can sometimes be confusing as to which employers to apply for within this sector. However, by knowing what is expected of an employee and how HR Recruitment can help you find the perfect employer to suit you, the whole process can be made that much simpler.

What’s Expected?

What’s expected in this competitive field depends on what type of position you are trying to acquire.

A lawyer or barrister position will require you to have a good degree in law or another similar subject, preferably from a UK university. After this, you will also need to complete further education in the form of a Legal Practice Course (for lawyers) or a Bar Professional Training Course (for barristers). After completing all of this, you will be considered a fully qualified lawyer or barrister and will have to gain experience in a range of different ways to really impress potential employers. However, some firms do hire qualified but inexperienced lawyers and barristers to give them the experience they need.

For other positions such as a para-legal, there is actually no required qualifications, however, many people going for these types of jobs will have degrees and more, making them very competitive. Experience and knowledge of a specific type of law and the processes that need to be carried out in a law firm are usually required to work in positions like these.

Overall, law firms want employees who can do a mentally challenging job well. Attributes such as great communication, problem-solving, commercial awareness, and being hard-working will all serve to increase your chances of securing a job within the legal and law field.

How Can We Help?

HR Recruitment match job-seekers with the right skills to well-established employers throughout almost every sector. Time and time again our employment specialists find the perfect positions within companies for our job-seekers. We do this by thoroughly analysing their skills, experience, and qualifications, and then matching them with an employer who is looking for exactly those specifications in an employee.

We have experts that have first-hand experience in the legal and law sector who can offer our clients invaluable tips and advice for their job-search. This is something HR Recruitment offers to all clients as it can be exactly what they need to help their approach to employers.

We recruit and supply for all positions within the legal and law sector including:

  • Lawyers/Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Paralegals
  • Assistants
  • Office Clerks

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and we recruit and supply for many other positions.