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Legal Executive

Legal Executives act for and on behalf of clients in the areas of property transfer, company and business law, trusts, wills, probate and litigation, under the general supervision of a Barrister or Solicitor.

Overview

Legal Executives act for and on behalf of clients in the areas of property transfer, company and business law, trusts, wills, probate and litigation, under the general supervision of a Barrister or Solicitor.

Day-to-day

  • interviews clients to determine the nature of issues, and receives written information concerning cases from legal professionals and clients
  • confers with clients and potential witnesses and draws up statements and proposed affidavits in preparation for court proceedings
  • maintains legal files
  • prepares, analyses and interprets a variety of legal documents such as those associated with buying, selling and developing properties and businesses
  • assists legal professionals to prepare cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and preparing and filing court documents
  • may supervise law clerks and legal secretaries and take responsibility for their work.

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To become a Legal Executive

  • You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in law, legal studies or another related field to work as a Legal Executive. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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