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PPR Practicing Certificates

Certificate in paralegal practice The Professional Paralegal Register is the only independent voluntary regulator for the unregulated legal services market that covers all persons who practice law and/or offer legal services to the consumer. PPR's regulation is robust and carries a compensation fund for consumers who in certain circumstances, where their complaint has been upheld by an independent regulatory board, ...

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WHAT SHOULD YOUR DATA PROTECTION OFFICER (DPO) DO FOR YOU…..?

Company data protection officer If your business requires someone to fulfil its obligation in terms of data compliance/protection but decides not to outsource this role to a professional outside organisation, then there are very clear directives as to what your internal Data Protection Officer (DPO) is responsible for in this important area. I have broken down the key aspects of ...

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Back to life: returning to normality after lockdown

Returning to normality As freedom day approaches, many of us will be looking forward to getting back to ‘normal’, which for some of us will mean a return to the office. Despite restrictions lifting the reality is that we simply will not bounce back to our normal pre-COVID-19 selves right away after spending the best part of a year at ...

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SecsintheCity Launches 10th Annual PA of the Year Awards

Secsinthecity awards The UK’s only dedicated business support job board SecsintheCity has opened nominations for its 10th annual PA of the Year Awards. If you know an outstanding PA, EA, Legal PA, or Office Manager who deserves recognition, they could be the winner of one of these momentous accolades. Nominations are now open for the 2021 PA of the Year ...

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Relationship strain under COVID-19

Stress affecting relationship Our relationships have been under great strain over the past few months. For many couples spending so much time together at home combined with financial, parenting, work and health worries and a lack of personal space has pushed them to the limit. For others, lockdown may have strengthened their relationship as it’s enabled them to spend more ...

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MOVING OFFICES? HOW DATA COMPLIANT ARE YOU…..?

Moving office advice If things weren’t stressful enough when you move offices, you also need to consider what you do with your physical and online data.  Yes, that’s right, your data still needs to be covered properly and in accordance to all the usual rules and regulations associated with the Data Protection Act (DPA) and GDPR. But rather than looking ...

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TotallyLegal Publishes Audience Insight Report 2021

Average legal salary uk Leading legal jobs board TotallyLegal has just published its annual Audience Insight Report. Download your copy today to discover more about your profession and benchmark your earnings as a Paralegal. In early 2021, we asked more than 800 legal professionals to disclose the details of their daily working lives and tell us how their careers had ...

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Paralegal career advice

Paralegal career advice Prospects It is a good time to be thinking about entering the paralegal profession and becoming a professional legal practitioner. The paralegal profession is one of the fastest growing in the country and right now thousands of paralegal vacancies are being advertised on the internet. Check our Jobs Board, powered by TotallyLegal here. How to become a ...

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How to manage furlough

What to do when furloughed Many people working in the legal community  have been furloughed over the past few weeks. Whilst some may be pleased to be paid to stay at home, others will struggle. For many of us, especially legal professionals, our job is closely linked with our sense of our own identity, and losing our daily purpose all ...

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Reclaim your lunch break and recharge in nature

Spending time outdoors reduces stress levels Many of us have lost our connection with nature, spending most of our time indoors, at home, in an office or in a car. Sometimes even having a lunchbreak seems luxurious – most of us bolt food down at our desks so as not to miss a minute of the working day. However as ...