Firms in this industry provide the services of lawyers and other legal practitioners to individuals, businesses, government agencies, and non-profits.  In addition to offices of lawyers, the industry includes establishments that provide paralegal, notary public, process serving, and patent agent services.

The legal profession has its origins in ancient Greece and Rome. Although in Greece it was forbidden to take payment for pleading the cause of another, the rule was widely flouted. After the time of Claudius, lawyers (iuris consulti) could practise openly but their remuneration was limited. Modern day legal professionals certainly earn much more than their ancient counterparts, but this is the reward for the need to study harder, developing skills and applying their field of law successfully.

Usually, there is a requirement for someone choosing a career in law to first obtain a law degree or some other form of legal education.

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In the legal profession there are many different terms you will hear including, lawyers, solicitors, barristers, attorneys, counsellors. The simple way of looking at it is that the generic term is lawyer with solicitors and barristers being types of lawyer.

Most lawyers qualify as solicitors and there are almost nine times as many solicitors as barristers in the UK. Their role is to provide legal services directly to lay clients, who could be individuals, companies (private or public) or other bodies.  Barristers mostly specialise in courtroom advocacy and litigation. Their tasks include taking cases in superior courts and tribunals, drafting legal pleadings, researching the philosophy, hypothesis and history of law, and giving expert legal opinions.

A study of 100’s of UK lawyers found that on average the job pays £54,000 for the first five years, rising to £76,000 for those with five to 10 years of experience. Lawyers who have been practising for between 10 and 15 years can expect to earn £100,000, while those with more than 15 years can command £181,000 a year.


Professional ethics consist of those fundamental values on which the profession has been built. Legal ethics is one of the professional ethics which lays down certain duties for the observance of its members, which he/she owes to the society, to the court, to the profession, to the client and to themselves.

Legal ethics are therefore important in helping the lawyer to navigate the delicate balance of these interests and work to promote the greatest good. Ethics also serve to safeguard the interests of the client being represented and ensure they receive service without discrimination.

So, choosing the correct type of person with the necessary skills and energy, or for candidates to find the best environment that matches their qualifications, skills and career aspirations is extremely important.  Finding a recruitment specialist who understands and appreciates the complexity of the Legal Sector is paramount.  We will provide you with the support you’ve been looking for.  Allow us to help find that perfect new member of your team or if you are a candidate, find that career placement you’ve been dreaming of.

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