Legal Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Legal

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Legal Skills List in Legal

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Legal role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Legal job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 58% of Legal job descriptions contained legal as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

legal
58%
legal secretary
27%
legal assistant
18%
conveyancing
16%
administrative support
14%
paralegal
14%
law firm
14%
contracts
12%
law
10%
word processing
10%
legal cashier
8%
legal administrator
8%
commercial property
8%
administration
6%
legal admin
6%
legal counsel
6%
communication
6%
secretarial
6%
property
6%
administrative
6%
solicitor
4%
solicitors
4%
graduate recruitment
4%
purchase ledger
4%
legal pa
4%
legal professional
4%
administrator
4%
compliance
4%
legal accounts assistant
4%
commercial
4%
ledger
4%
accounts
4%
conveyancing solicitor
4%
paralegals
4%
residential conveyancing
4%
legal executive
4%
cashiering
4%
cilex
4%
property solicitor
4%
finance assistant
4%
filex
4%
fmcg
2%
legal accounts
2%
bank reconciliations
2%
global
2%
finance
2%
legal recruitment
2%
innovative
2%
bank reconciliation
2%
personal assistant
2%
legal cashiering
2%
ip
2%
hmlr
2%
support staff
2%
sra accounts rules
2%
dispute resolution
2%
general counsel
2%
private client
2%
marketing
2%
family law
2%
communication skills
2%
products
2%
immigration
2%
due diligence
2%
client accounts
2%
part time
2%
tobacco
2%
case work
2%
immigration law
2%
bighand digital dictation
2%
billing
2%
corporate law
2%
real estate
2%
completions
2%
coaching
2%
legal administration
2%
secretary
2%
diary management
2%
bristol
2%
conveyancing assistant
2%
legal compliance
2%
advisor
2%
development opportunities
2%
customer service
2%
spreadsheets
2%
market research
2%
microsoft office
2%
training
2%
payments
2%
advertising
2%
team assistant
2%
new builds
2%
property law
2%
research
2%
change
2%
brokerage
2%
legal advice
2%
wills
2%
data protection
2%
legal issues
2%
accounts clerk
2%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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