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This months’ featured interview: Michael Coe

We are so proud to feature Michael Coe in our lead article this month. Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals and a talented HR/Employment Law paralegal. In March this year Michael was awarded the title of ‘Best HR/Employment Law Paralegal of the Year 2019’ at the National Paralegal Awards. He beat a variety of other talented paralegals ...

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National Paralegal Awards are now open!

The Institute of Paralegals are delighted to be a sponsoring the National Paralegal Awards again for the second year.  The awards are dedicated to raising the profile of the profession and celebrates the hard-working paralegals, which are the backbone of the UK law industry. This year there are 14 awards to choose from covering a wide range of legal sectors: Categories ...

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IoP Accredited Mediator Diploma

With the rise of the demand for fully qualified and accredited mediators, the Institute of Paralegals have launched a new qualification in conjunction with Hunt ADR, a Diploma in Mediation. This qualification is delivered over a one-week course and is fully accredited by Civil Mediation Council. This collaboration with Hunt ADR ensures that we are providing first class training, leading ...

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Legal Futures

Carmen Nadolu, Head of Membership at the IoP, has attended the Legal Futures Regulation and Compliance Conference on 6th June 2019 and is delighted to share some of the key updates with our members: This major conference brought together experts from a range of disciplines – as well as all the leading regulatory bodies – to examine the ever-growing challenges ...

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What is a paralegal?

A paralegal is someone who does legal work or offers legal services who is not qualified as a regulated provider under The Legal Services Act 2007. Therefore, anyone who isn’t a Barrister, Solicitor or Legal Executive but works in the legal field will be a Paralegal. By "legal work" we mean advising and assisting with the law. Doing clerical work ...

Continuing Professional Development spot checks

The IoP will be carrying out spot checks of paralegals’ compliance with their 2017-2018 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements in early June 2019. All members should be aware that they may be asked to submit their 2017-2018 CPD training log. Any member may be chosen, with the exception of those exempt (e.g Affiliate members, Retired etc). If you have any ...

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British Wills and Probate Awards 2019 ( BWAPA 2019)

Rita Leat of The Institute of Paralegals is proud to be serving as a judge at The British Wills and Probate Awards 2019! Solve Legal Marketing, publishers of Today’s Wills and Probate, are proud to announce the return of The British Wills and Probate Awards, following the successful inaugural event. The awards were introduced in 2018 to highlight achievement and ...

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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 ...