Neil Newman appointed as Director of Development and Innovation

Professional membership body, the Institute of Paralegals (IoP) announces the appointment of Neil Newman as Director of Development and Innovation. 

Neil becomes a key member of the IoP’s Executive Management team and is responsible for the global growth and development ensuring the Institute continues to connect effectively with the profession.   

Most recently, he was Director of Communications and Membership at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was responsible for the successful implementation of CIArb’s segmentation strategy allowing the Institute to grow and expand its offering to a wider international audience. 

Prior to this he worked at the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) for over ten years and has expertise in a wide range of areas, including organisational development, learning and development and innovation management.

Speaking about his appointment, Neil Newman said:

“The IOP's purpose is hugely motivating and I am delighted to be appointed as Director of Development and Innovation.  Paralegals have an essential role within the legal profession I look forward to working with everyone who has an interest in our work to grow and further develop the IOP.

Rita Leat, Chief Executive added:

“The IoP is delighted to welcome Neil who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained during his impressive career. The IoP is the leading professional body for Paralegals and is the recognised authority within the legal sector. Our strength is in our membership, a truly professional group of individuals who are meeting the growing demand in the sector”.

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If you require more information, photos or an interview please contact:

Rita Leat, Chief Executive +44 (0) 20 3011 2610

Neil Newman, Director of Development and Innovation t +44 (0) 20 3011 2610 Ext 204

Notes for Editor

  1. The Institute of Paralegals (IOP) is a professional membership body that connects individuals with the shared purpose of providing professional legal services.
  2. The IOP was incorporated in 2003 and in 2005 granted institute status by the Secretary of State for the Department of Trade & Industry, after proving that it met the government's requirement that it is a "professional body of the highest standing".
  3. The Institute is the standard setting body for Paralegals as recognised by the unregulated legal services sector regulator, the PPR (the Professional Paralegal Register).   The IOP is the only Paralegal Body that is recognised by the voluntary regulator as having robust professional standards.

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