Studies have shown that lawyers spend an average of 40% of their time on ‘non-lawyer’ tasks.

Outsourcing those tasks to a legal virtual assistant can reduce costs and improve efficiency.


Arranging Meetings

Scheduling Court Time

Tracking Legal Diary


Screening Incoming Messages

Dealing with Queries

Managing Incoming Instructions


Create & Manage your Task List

Task Prioritisation

Setting Reminders

File Management

Managing Incoming Instructions

Brief & Booklet Building

File Consolidation


Fee & Income Recording

Expense Tracking

V.A.T. Returns

Client Care

Communications & Follow-Up

Scheduling Meetings

Obtaining instructions

Preparatory Work

Draft Documents & Pleadings

Tagging & Annotating Briefs

Notebook Creation & Input

Legal Research

Textbooks, Journals & Caselaw

Statutes & Court Rules

CRO & High Court Searches

Routine Tasks

Travel & Accommodation

Online & Offline Research

General PA Tasks

What’s a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office.

What’s a Legal Virtual Assistant?

A legal virtual assistant has trained as a legal executive and/or worked previously in solicitor and barrister practices.

They are familiar with legal processes and legal terminology and are comfortable handling legal dictation and legal drafting.

The best legal virtual assistants have experience of the principal software packages used in legal practices for case management and practice accounts, and of the principal online databases (Westlaw, Bloomsbury, Justis,, CRO, etc.) used for legal research.