IOP Law School


IOP is the professional body for Paralegals in the UK. Its Institute status assures members, learners and customers that it upholds and represents the highest quality of Paralegals in the UK.

Our new Law School provides the highest quality Paralegal Training in the UK supported through our exclusive training partnership with CLT Scotland, part of The University of Law.

The University of Law traces its origins back to 1876 and was initially known as The College of Law until it was granted its University status in 2012. Today, it has more than 250 tutors  - all are qualified lawyers with extensive practical experience helping prepare its graduates for the competitive challenges ahead.  The University of Law graduates join a network of over 71,000 alumni. From global business leaders, eminent QCs and entrepreneurs to members of parliament and social campaigners, its alumni are forging successful careers across the globe and can be found at the forefront of many of the most ground-breaking legal cases of our time.  CLT Scotland pioneered the concept of paralegal qualifications over 20 years and, as part of The University of Law, it is the leading provider of specialist, practical paralegal training in the UK.

What Courses are Available?

Introductory Courses

  • Child Care Law in England and Wales
  • Court of Protection in England and Wales
  • Specialist Paralegal Qualifications

  • Civil Litigation in England and Wales
  • Commercial Property in England and Wales
  • Company Law in England and Wales
  • Criminal Law in England and Wales
  • Debt Recovery in England and Wales
  • Employment Law in England and Wales
  • Family Law in England and Wales
  • Licensing Law in England and Wales
  • Personal Injury in England and Wales
  • Residential Conveyancing in England and Wales
  • Wills, Probate and Administration in England and Wales
  • Testimonials

    Debbie Hall

    I studied the Paralegal qualification in Civil Litigation, to understand my current role. Your course was recommended by a reputable firm of Solicitors, so I had faith that this was the path course for me...

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    As a full time employee, I don’t have the luxury of time during the day for study, so this course was an ideal fit around my work and social engagements.

    I appreciated that the course was marked by university professionals, as it felt like I was ‘really studying’. I use the skills I have learnt daily and It has also enabled me to be an expert in my field, giving advice to colleagues and managers equally.

    I would not hesitate to recommend this course as it was recommended to me. I have also joined the Institute of Paralegals and as I have spent a long time in the litigation field, even though I do not report to a lawyer, I was awarded Fellow status, which I use proudly as part of my signature when I email clients.

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    Emily-Jane Gray

    I really enjoyed the fact that you were your own progress. I learn a lot better from myself, rather than being sat in a classroom being taught...

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    I could go at my own pace! I took my qualification out in September 2017 and had completed my final exam and had my results by August 2018. The turnaround was very quick and the fact I could sit my final exam at any time once I had completed the course was really great.

    You have a tutor at the end of an email/phone to assist you whenever needed. I really enjoyed learning and the research I had to do myself. The assignments are tailored to what you will be doing in that job role/profession and the final exam, again you have all of your resources to put down onto paper.

    I really enjoyed studying with CLT and how far I have come already. Thank you so much! I look forward to taking my next course out with you!

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