The role of a Legal Executive is similar to that of a solicitor, but specializing in one particular area of the law. For example, a Legal Executive might become a Licensed Conveyancer (working on behalf of a client to buy or sell property) or they could work in a field like Litigations, managing claims and resolving disputes.
Legal executives need to keep up-to-date with changes and developments in the law to ensure that they are giving the clients the best possible advice and chance of success. They are usually required to do further training throughout their careers.
A Legal Executive may be asked to assist the more senior members of the team, but should also be able to work autonomously and run their own case load. They need good people skills to work with all sorts of clients in a professional manner.
-Preparing legal documents, e.g. wills or property transfer documents
-Researching and preparing cases for court
-Meeting clients and giving appropriate legal advice