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Legal Advisors are employed by large companies to provide counsel in legal matters.

Average salaries are in the region of £45,000.00 to £60,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

Legal Advisors are employed by large companies to provide counsel in legal matters.

What they do

Typically, Legal Advisors are lawyers specialised in a specific field of the law and are employed to prevent their clients from any legal implications or consequences.

Within the construction industry this may involve overseeing contracts and tenders as well as legal claims and disputes.

Typical tasks include:

  • Overseeing all client and vendor contracts
  • Providing commercially sensible and cost effective legal advice for construction contracts management
  • Conducting legal research in various areas
  • Drafting basic legal documents for construction projects
  • Ensuring compliance to construction laws and regulations
  • Preparing contracts and damage claims
  • Resolving buy-sell disputes and property infringements
  • Providing arbitration, litigation and mediation support
  • Advising on complex or the latest building standards
  • Recommending effective solutions for building code violations
  • Interpreting building standards to main stakeholders
  • Overseeing health and safety and injury claims and offering advice on court cases
  • Meeting and interviewing clients
  • Taking a client's instructions
  • Drafting documents, letters and contracts
  • Acting on behalf of clients in disputes, if necessary

Hours & Salary

  • Starting salary for a trainee Legal Advisor is in the region of £18,000 and £27,000 per year
  • Trained with experience Legal Advisors can earn in the region of £45,000 and £60,000
  • Senior Legal Advisors can earn in excess of £60,000 a year

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.

Most full time positions are 40 hours a week.


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Qualifications & Training

What qualifications or subjects do I need for this role?

To become a Legal Advisor you will need to have completed the academic stage of training to become a barrister or solicitor.

This means completing either a law degree or a postgraduate qualification.

This might involve completing the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) followed by either the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become a solicitor or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become a barrister.

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Career trends and forecasts

16,690 additional staff needed

According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 16,690 non-construction professionals, technical , IT and other office based staff (which includes Legal Advisors), between 2017 - 2021. The majority of this demand will be in the South West followed by a fairly even spread across East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, Scotland and Wales.

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