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COVID-19: Furlough Letter

In light of some of our members requesting information about the government’s job retention scheme, we have prepared a furlough template letter that employers can use. In short, employers must write to their employees and get agreement that the employee is willing to accept that their position has been selected to become that of a furloughed employee. This is a ...

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Coronavirus: CEO Message

In times of great uncertainty, I think it is imperative that we keep ‘talking’ albeit via blogs, e mails, facetime or any means that we have available to us. Many will feel isolated and the feeling of helplessness or despair can creep up on us at any time. Work for most people is not only a necessity financially but often ...

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5 Tips on Taking Instructions Remotely

The IoP is operating business as usual during whilst observing government guidelines by working remotely. We understand that our paralegal members are concerned about the impact remote working may have on their businesses, especially for those who usually meet clients face to face to take instructions. During this period of uncertainty, we need to try and offer the same service ...

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Paralegal Business: A Guide to Business Continuity

COVID-19 is causing uncertainty, as a paralegal business or sole trader you will need to adapt and think about what you can control and how you can minimise the disruption and reduce the risks. It’s an unprecedented issue but it is one that many large organisations will have planned for in some way, because the challenges caused by a pandemic ...

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Benchmark your salary with TotallyLegal’s 2019 Audience Insight Report

In Autumn 2019, over 2,800 legal professionals responded to TotallyLegal’s annual salary survey, sharing the details of their working lives from job title and practice area to PQE level and salary. From the data provided by our audience, we crafted the 2019 Audience Insight Report – a free to download overview of the legal profession that also allows you to ...

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The Funeral Planning Product: Friend or Foe?

As Sunlife reveals the ‘Cost of Dying’ is now the highest it has ever been, Barry Floyd, Managing Director of industry leading funeral planning firm, Golden Leaves, outlines how the funeral planning sector works hard to help control inflation and protect the consumer. According to the latest report released by SunLife, specialist financial services firm for the over 50s, the ...

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL PARALEGAL AWARDS 2020

The Professional Paralegal Register have announced the finalists from 16 individual and business categories that have been shortlisted for the 2020 National Paralegal Awards. These professional legal awards, now in their second year are the only awards dedicated to rewarding and recognising the outstanding work of Paralegals and law firms that support the development of the paralegal profession. The winners ...

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The Institute of Paralegals is exhibiting at Legalex 2020

On the 18th & 19th of March 2020, London’s ExCeL will play host to Legalex, Europe’s most comprehensive and all-encompassing trade show for legal professionals and the business behind the solicitor. This year, the exhibition promises to be the most forward-thinking to date - housing 150 cutting-edge suppliers and 100+ educational seminars from some of the world’s top legal experts ...

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What does a paralegal and what are they not allowed to do?

This is an important matter since the question “What are paralegals allowed and not allowed to do?” is perhaps the second most commonly asked question (after “What is a paralegal?”). There are two elements to the regulation of paralegals: a) What work you are allowed to do, but need to be registered before you can do it lawfully; and b) ...

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IOP in partnership with Golden Leaves!

We are excited to announce a newly formed partnership between The Institute of Paralegals and Golden Leaves, one of the nations leading funeral plan products. IoP member now have the opportunity to become an agent and start selling funeral plans to their clients. Why should I offer Golden Leaves Funeral plans? Do you want to Increase your earning opportunities and protect your future ...