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Meet the Team: Mia Wilson, Business Administration Coordinator

Mia joined the IoP in March 2020 after attending college where she studied Art, Finance and History.  Her role as Business Administrator Coordinator consists of providing support to the team at IoP.   As an apprentice, Mia also works on her studies part time to complete her Level 3 Qualification in Business Administration. What do you do at the Institute of ...

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What do employers look for in Paralegals?

Due to ongoing changes and developments in the legal profession, employers require Paralegals with the skills, knowledge and experience to carry out increasingly complex and demanding work. This article from leading legal jobs board TotallyLegal lays out exactly what employers look for in Paralegals so you can make sure your job applications and interviews are as competitive as possible. Specialist ...

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News Release: The Institute of Paralegals (IoP) launch new charter to improve diversity and inclusion for the paralegal profession.

The Institute of Paralegals has released a new strategy for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the legal profession. The charter outlines why change is needed and the approach that needs to be taken by the Institute, its members and partners, to ensure that individuals from all backgrounds are not only recruited into the sector but retained and progressed too. The ...

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8 ways to succeed at a Paralegal job interview

As lockdown restrictions continue to be eased and companies begin to resume their recruitment campaigns, job seeking Paralegals may find themselves invited to interviews, either in person or remotely via a video conferencing application. Members of the Institute of Paralegals are in demand as they have met the standards set for the profession. In this article, leading legal job board ...

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Branding – opportunities for Paralegals?

A reflective article that examines a potential lucrative market for paralegals looking for new opportunities.  It examines the rise of cottage industry/craft businesses and how branding them can be commercially advantageous. After months of lockdown and working from home, many of us have taken stock of our lives and have perhaps been in a more reflective state about our futures. ...

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Review of Legal Services Regulation - Thoughts for the unregulated

In May, this year the Ministry of Justice confirmed that it was not intending to change the structure of legal services regulation. Justice minister Alex Chalk MP said in a parliamentary paper there were ‘no plans’ to review the framework which is built around the Legal Services Act 2007.  This statement was made in spite of the fact that Professor ...

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And the winner is...

Congratulations to JoAnna Emery F.Inst.Pa who is Head of Pure Ideas and Group Formalities on getting all of the answers right in our "How well do you know the IOP quiz?" and for being picked as the winner of the £10 Amazon Voucher. Thank you to everyone that took the time to enter (86% of you got 12 out of ...

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PPR’s response to the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation Report

Professional Paralegal Register’s response to the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation Report. The centre for Ethics and Law, University College London, have published the final report on the review of legal services regulation, undertaken by Professor Stephen Mason. The review entitled, ‘Reforming Legal Services - Regulation Beyond The Echo Chambers’ has been welcomed by the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR). ...

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Covid-19 Survey Results for June

Our second COVID-19 member survey has revealed some interesting results. It would appear that 67% of our members surveyed are still working with 55% of those stated that they have found new opportunities. In terms of working from home, 53% believe that they will continue to work from home at least partially and 21% intend to transfer their work to ...