Support staff and their salaries
Updated: Aug 13
With the cost of living constantly rising, so are salary expectations. Studies show that the number of legal secretaries in the market has declined by approximately one-third over the past 5 years. Unfortunately, as progression opportunities for career secretaries decline and salaries become stagnant, we continue to see a rise in good quality candidates moving to other industries.
So why is this important?
As we all know, legal secretaries play a crucial role in the overall process and provide unique and business critical support to their fee-earners. Without legal secretaries, there is real potential for the quality of work to decrease and ultimately lead to a lesser service being offered to clients.
This got me thinking: should we be educating more graduates to become career secretaries and emphasising the importance of the role? There is so much to be gained from an outstanding career in the legal industry and it seems a real shame to be losing out on some of the very best talent.
What are your thoughts?