Welcome to the Institute of Paralegals

We are the only professional Institute for paralegals in the UK. We set professional standards and provide recognition for those working in the paralegal sector. So whether you are or aspire to be a paralegal, a legal secretary, a legal assistant or advisor or the Owner, Manager or Director of a law firm why not join our growing network and access a range of professional member benefits.




Latest News

12 May, 2017

Rita Leat will be taking over as the new Chief Executive

The Institute is proud to announce that Rita Leat will be taking over as the... More

04 May, 2017

The Paralegal - April 2017

Read the April 2017 edition of The Paralegal... More

27 Apr, 2017

The Institute of Paralegals awards the Diploma in English Law Studies (D.ELS) to the English Law Studies (ELS) Course of the Faculty of Law

The Dean of the Faculty, Professor Juan José Hinojosa , and Professors Miguel Angel Asensio Sánchez and Bruno Rodríguez Rosado, directors of the English Law Studies course, are proud to announce that the University of Malaga’s English Law Studies (ELS) Course (Curso de Extensión Universitaria de Derecho Inglés) has met the required standards for the award of the Institute of Paralegal’s "Diploma in English Law Studies (D.ELS) to students who successfully complete Level 4 of the ELS course. The ELS course has been operating in Malaga since 2010 and the University of Malaga is the first University to receive such approval. Read more... More


Member Benefits

  • Professional title e.g. 'Qualified Paralegal'
  • Opportunity of Membership of the Professional Paralegal Register
  • Professional recognition, e.g. ‘Ann Syed, F.Inst.Pa’
  • The UK's leading paralegal networking forum
  • Membership of the New York City Paralegal Association
  • IOP Newsstand: plain English legal daily update service
  • Monthly e-journal, 'The Paralegal'
  • Access to the exclusive Royal Over-Seas League club
  • Over 50 excellent member discounts and services
    ...and more

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