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PPR Awards Press Release 2019

The first ever National Paralegal Awards has taken place on Friday 29th March at the May Fair Hotel in London and it was a great success. The Institute of Paralegals is delighted to have sponsored this prestigious event, which celebrates the work of Paralegals and we are so pleased with the response we have received from our members who have ...

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Call for evidence to review 2014 copyright changes

We introduced some copyright exceptions and updated others in 2014. Along with changes to copyright licensing, we will review some of these this year. This covers: The archiving and preservation exception Other copyright exceptions. This includes the research, text and data mining, and education exceptions. It also includes the public administration, quotation, and parody exceptions Extended collective licensing and orphan ...

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We are excited to announce a newly formed partnership between The Institute of Paralegals and Legalex 2019

Legalex is the UK’s leading event for law firms and legal professionals who are looking for business growth and professional development and it is returning to the ExCeL London March 27th and 28th 2019 and is still a free-to-attend event. Legalex brings together over 200 cutting-edge suppliers, 150 expert led fully CPD accredited seminars, and over 3,500 legal professionals under ...

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HM Courts and Tribunals Service - Reform Update 2018

Carmen Nadolu, Head of Membership at the IoP, has attended the HM Courts and Tribunals Service Public Event on Reform Update Autumn 2018 on 6th November and is delighted to share some of the key updates with our members: HMCTS has hosted their second public event on 6th November, inviting those who represent public court users to see first-hand the ...

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Chief Executives Response to the PPR Conference

The PPR Conference last week was a resounding success and we would like to thank all IoP members who attended, providing as always, their enthusiasm and support for the sector. The Announcement by the PPR of the first National Paralegal Awards is an amazing way to promote and celebrate all Paralegals across England and Wales and is open to those ...

Response to the ‘Training For Tomorrow’ Consultation Paper

1st April 2014 By Email   Dear Sir/Madam, Response to the ‘Training For Tomorrow’ Consultation Paper   Introduction We welcome your review of the solicitors’ CPD scheme.  Your review is timely given that the profession is changing so rapidly. Although we are the professional body for paralegals (www.theiop.org), we are nevertheless responding to your consultation because: Many of our members ...

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Welcome to the new IOP

Having taken over as the new Chief Executive in May last year it has been my plan to radically overhaul the Institute and to elevate it into the position that it deserves to be.
Throwing the baby out with the bathwater is not something we will do, we have reviewed the good, the bad and the ugly and have set out a plan to make us all at least ‘good’ and sometime ‘excellent’. We hope you enjoy your new IOP experience.

McK Friends IOP Submission to Judiciary

To: The Judicial Executive Board From: Institute of Paralegals Re: Response to consultation: Reforming the courts’ approach to McKenzie Friends Date: 8th June 2016 By email: mckenzie.friends@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk Dear Sir/Madam, A. About the Institute This submission is made by the Institute of Paralegals. The Institute is a not-for-profit professional body, incorporated in 2003 and granted Institute status by government in 2005. ...

Ministry of Justice Consultation Invitation

Ministry of Justice Review of the Legal Services Statutory Framework To obtain more information about the challenges legal service providers face the Ministry of Justice is conducting a review of the legal services statutory framework. The review will consider what could be done to simplify the regulatory framework and reduce unnecessary burdens on the legal sector while ensuring there is ...