Chartered legal executives are qualified lawyers who do very similar work to that of a solicitor. The main difference between legal executives and solicitors is that the training a legal executive completes to become qualified covers fewer subjects.
Legal executives will usually be employed by a law firm, in a barristers’ chambers, by government or work in the legal department of a private or public company. It is normal for legal executives to specialise in an area of law such as family law, probate or conveyancing. Read our full job description here.