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THE IRISH LEGAL SYSTEM

The similarity in laws between the Republic of Ireland (ROI), Northern Ireland (NI) and England is considerable as they all share the Common Law system.  The Common Law system of law was developed from the English Common Law system and is predominant in most English speaking countries.

There may be some reform reflecting jurisdictions' requirements in recent years but the similarities outweigh differences.  

If you are a potential Paralegal or Legal Secretary trying to decide which of the 3 jurisdiction systems to pursue, there is not a great deal of difference.  Although Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (known as Ireland) are separate jurisdictions, England and Wales share the same jurisdiction and legal system.

FURTHER READING - IRISH LEGAL SYSTEM IN CONTEXT BY PAUL MCMAHON

Paralegal Wages

According to PayScale, the average base salary for a Paralegal in the Republic of Ireland is currently between €23,000 - €42,000 per year. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of €25,490 based on 11 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €29,194 based on 29 salaries.   An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €40,872 based on 7 salaries.



The average salary for a paralegal is £22,710 per year in Northern Ireland.  This was published by Indeed based on 17 salaries in June 2022.