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 ...

MoJ consultation response- 30 August 2013

Legal Services Review - Post Point 4.41 Ministry of Justice - 102 Petty France, London - SW1H 9AH By email: legalservicesreview@justice.gsi.gov.uk - 30 August 2013     Dear Sir/Madam, Review of Legal Services Regulation Thank you for your invitation to respond to the above consultation. This is our submission. Contents   About the IOP Defining paralegals and the unregulated legal ...

Submission to CMA

Maria Rican-Sevitz Assistant Project Director - Legal services market study - Competition and Markets Authority Victoria House, Southampton Row, London WC1B 4A By email: legal.services@cma.gsi.gov.uk - 1st February 2016     Dear Ms Rican-Sevitz, Re: Market Study into Legal Services in England and Wales About the Institute   This submission is made by the Institute of Paralegals. The Institute is ...

HoC Forum Meeting

An update following the PPR Forum Meeting hosted by Kate Hoey MP at the House of Commons. The IoP was delighted to be invited to the PPR forum meeting hosted by Kate Hoey MP last week at the House of Commons. The PPR is now recognised by key stakeholders as the over-arching voluntary regulator for Paralegals. The IoP is a ...

Quality assurance and standards in legal services - professional competence, advocacy standards and consumer protection - seminar

Morning, Wednesday, 29th November 2017 Central London THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED Quality assurance and standards in legal services - professional competence, advocacy standards and consumer protection - seminar   Morning, Wednesday, 29th November 2017 Central London THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED This seminar will focus on the priorities for ensuring quality and upholding standards in the legal sector. It is ...

Law Society will be holding it’s annual Lawyers With Disabilities conference on October 9th

Law Society will be holding it’s annual Lawyers With Disabilities conference on October 9th. The half day event is completely free and will consist of the following sessions -       Being confident with your disability -       Resilience workshop -       Wellbeing in the legal profession The day will consist of a key note address delivered by award-winning mental health campaigner Johnny Benjamin OBE and Neil Laybourn, and break out workshops that are ...