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The duties of a legal executive are similar to that of a solicitor. Daily activities include assisting solicitors and barristers, providing legal advice, researching and preparing cases, writing legal documents and even representing clients in court in certain circumstances. Certain activities are reserved and cannot be performed by a legal eexecutive unless they are employede by a firm and are acting under the supervision of a qualified solicitor. The actiivities include but ar not limited to, litigation, conveyancing, and probate. Legal executives are permitted to become partners in law firms, work as sole practioners, become a judge, and even qualify as a solicitor upon completing further requirements.
Yes, legal executives have the right to appear in open court (in the High Court, County Court and Magistrates Court).
Legal executive can work in private law firms, as in-house counsel where the companies main primary business is unrelated to legal services, and even in the government.
The route to becoming a legal executive is less expensive than that of becoming a solicitor or barrister. It is also not as competitive as he will not need to secure a training contract and the employment outloook is strong, meaning there will be steady jobs in the future. If you have a qualifying law degree or a GDL, the CILEx route to becoming a legal executive can be fast tracked.