Chartered Legal Executive

Chartered Legal Executive Job Description

Chartered Legal Executives Are Qualified Lawyers, Specialising In Particular Areas Of Law, With At Least Five Years' Experience Working Under The Supervision Of A Solicitor. This Can Be Either In A Legal Practice Or The Legal Department Of A Private Company, Or Local Or National Government.

They Have Their Own Client Files And, As Fee-earners In Private Practice, Their Work Is Charged Directly To The Client. This Is An Important Difference Between Chartered Legal Executives And Other Legal Support Staff.

The Most Common Specialism Areas Are:

  • conveyancing;
  • civil And Criminal Litigation;
  • family Law;
  • corporate Law;
  • public Law.

Chartered Legal Executive Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • negotiating on behalf of clients;
  • analysing, researching and summarising legal information;
  • collecting information for the preparation of legal documents;
  • attending client meetings;
  • interviewing and advising clients and witnesses;
  • keeping up to date with changing legislation;
  • filing and indexing paperwork;
  • assigning and supervising the work of junior staff.
  • explaining complex legal matters to clients;
  • corresponding with, and on behalf of, clients;
  • preparing documentation for the conveyancing of property, matrimonial, probate and/or litigation work;
  • drawing up wills and drafting contracts;
  • liaising with fellow professionals from courts, legal practices, banks and accountancy firms;
  • conducting advocacy in Magistrates' Courts;
  • acting as commissioners for oaths for the swearing of legal documents;
  • attending court to assist barristers and solicitors with the presentation of cases;
  • issuing writs and tasking summonses;
  • advising and preparing documentation on the legal aspects of setting up a new business;
  • calculating inheritance tax, working out the sums and explaining the terms of wills to beneficiaries;
  • preparing accounts on behalf of a legal practice;

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