may be less familiar than solicitors but in fact they perform a very similar role and are trained to the same standard.
Watkins & Gunn's legal apprenticeship programme was the first of its kind in Wales, targeted at law and non-law graduates and school leavers wishing to become lawyers through the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
THE LOWDOWN The main function of a legal secretary is to assist in the day-to-day running of a law firm or legal services, providing support to the company's lawyers and legal executives
Qualifications include the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
(CILEX)/ City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate/ Diploma for Legal Secretaries; CILEX/City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate/Diploma for Legal Secretaries; and Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs (ILSPA) Legal Secretaries Diploma.
Saria Bashir, a partner and chartered legal executive
lawyer at BHB Law, based in New Union Streeet, scooped the Pro Bono Award from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Senior legal executives
from both companies met on Monday to "discuss settlement opportunities," read a filing to the US District Court in San Jose that is handling the patent case.
Legal secretaries provide administrative support for lawyers and legal executives
, and help with the day-to-day tasks involved in running a legal firm.
Results of this study were compiled through 628 online survey responses from active LMA members and non-member prospects and 184 in-depth telephone interviews with leading legal executives
Since January 30, 2012, two of Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Wills and Probate team, Andrea Bradford and Pauline Coates, have become Chartered Legal Executives
when the Institute of Legal Executives
received chartered status.
LAW firms welcomed the decision to grant Royal Charter status to legal executives
, and said it would help more people enter the profession.
Solicitors and legal executives
charge around pounds 130 for a will while will writing companies can charge less than pounds 110.