Law and legal

  • Bailiff

    Enforcement agent, enforcement officer, High Court enforcement officer

    Bailiffs visit properties to collect debts, serve court documents or give notices or summons.

  • Barrister

    Advocate

    Barristers give specialist legal advice, advising solicitors and representing people in court, at tribunals and in public inquiries.

  • Barristers' clerk

    Barristers' clerks deal with the admin in barristers' offices and organise the barristers' workload.

  • Company secretary

    Chartered secretary

    Company secretaries make sure that directors follow company law and financial regulations.

  • Coroner

    Coroners look into deaths from unnatural or unknown causes, or those that have happened suddenly or in prison or police custody.

  • Court administrative assistant

    Court administrative assistants help with the daily running of courts and their supporting offices.

  • Court legal adviser

    Court clerk, assistant to justices' clerk

    Court legal advisers are trained lawyers who advise magistrates and district judges about the law.

  • Court usher

    Court administrative officer

    Court ushers make sure that everyone involved with a court case is present and that they know what to do.

  • Credit controller

    Debt collection agent

    Credit controllers help firms get the money they are owed from businesses and individuals.

  • Crown prosecutor

    Reviewing lawyer

    Crown prosecutors make sure that decisions to bring people to court are fair and likely to succeed.

  • Equalities officer

    Equality and diversity officer, equal opportunities officer, equality, diversity and human rights officer

    Equalities officers promote practices and attitudes to make sure people from minority groups are treated equally within organisations.

  • Family mediator

    Family mediators help divorcing or separating couples reach agreement without having to go to court.

  • Forensic psychologist

    Criminal psychologist, investigative psychologist, legal psychologist

    Forensic psychologists explore what makes people commit crimes.

  • Forensic scientist

    Forensic scientists prepare traces of physical evidence for use in courts of law.

  • Immigration adviser (non-government)

    Immigration advisers give advice on asylum claims, nationality, citizenship, deportation and employment, and represent clients in court.

  • Interpreter

    Interpreters convert the spoken word from one language into another, either face-to-face or remotely.

  • Legal executive

    Chartered legal executive

    Legal executives specialise in one area of law and carry out similar tasks to solicitors.

  • Legal secretary

    Legal secretaries provide administrative support for lawyers and legal executives.

  • Licensed conveyancer

    Property lawyer

    Conveyancers are property lawyers who deal with the paperwork and finances needed to buy and sell property or land in England and Wales.

  • Paralegal

    Legal assistant, property assistant, contracts assistant

    Paralegals carry out research, prepare legal documents and give legal advice to clients.

  • Patent attorney

    Patent attorneys advise clients on applying for a patent on a new invention, design or process.

  • Private investigator

    PI

    Private investigators carry out enquiries for their clients to find out information and check facts.

  • Probation officer

    Probation officers supervise people serving community and prison sentences and help them to stay away from crime.

  • Probation services officer

    Probation services officers (PSOs) supervise people serving community and prison sentences who are considered to be 'low-risk'.

  • Proofreader

    Proofreaders check text before it's printed or published to make sure it's correct and complete.

  • Solicitor

    Lawyer

    Solicitors advise clients about the law and act on their behalf in legal matters.

  • Tax inspector

    Senior tax professional

    Tax inspectors make sure the correct amount of tax is paid and investigate cases of fraud.

  • Trade mark attorney

    Trade mark attorneys advise clients about registering and protecting designs and trade marks.

  • Trading standards officer

    TSO

    Trading standards officers protect consumers and businesses by promoting a safe and fair trading environment.

  • Victim care officer

    Witness support officer

    Victim care officers support people who've been affected by crime.

  • Welfare rights officer

    Welfare benefits adviser, welfare rights adviser, Citizens Advice adviser

    Welfare rights officers give support and free advice to the public.