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Legal Advisor

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

Average salary*




How to become a Legal Advisor

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.

What does a Legal Advisor do?

  • 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
  • Most full time positions are 40 hours a week


  • Starting salary for a trainee Legal Advisor is in the region of £19,000 - £25,000 
  • Trained with experience Legal Advisors can earn in the region of £25,000 - £60,000
  • Senior Legal Advisors can earn in excess of £60,000 

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.

* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019


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