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CILEX acquires Institute of Paralegals

CILEX (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) has strengthened its position as the body that champions specialist legal professionals by acquiring the Institute of Paralegals (IoP) and its Professional Paralegal Register (PPR). IoP chief executive Rita Leat, who is also managing director of the PPR, will work with CILEX as a special adviser during 2023 to advise on the transition ...

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PARALEGAL ROLE OPPORTUNITY

SENIOR TAX PROFESSIONAL/EX-HMRC TAX INSPECTOR Job Specification A boutique Tax practice in Canterbury is looking for a tax professional to join their ever-expanding team. The ideal candidate will preferably be an ex HMRC employee or a legal professional with a wealth of tax experience. Ideally we would love a junior barrister type level who can provide tax advice, however we ...

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PAYING TOO MUCH FOR ARCHIVE STORAGE, SHREDDING AND SCANNING……?

There is an adage “You get what you pay for!” and it is a saying as old as time. But in these austere times there are possible exceptions to the sentence above.  Sometimes you can be paying over the odds for very standard services and not receiving value for money.  It can happen that a contract or agreement seems correct, ...

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10 reasons to contact LawCare

As World Mental Health Day falls on the 10th day of the 10th month here are 10 reasons why you might consider reaching out to legal mental health charity LawCare for support. Everyone you'll speak to on the phone, email or online chat either works in, or has worked in the law. We understand life in the law and all ...

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National Paralegal Awards 2022 Present an Outstanding Achievement Award to Master Victoria McCloud at the Gala Final Ceremony

The very best of the paralegal profession was celebrated at the annual National Paralegal Awards hosted by the Professional Paralegal Register on Thursday 22nd September 2022. The awards ceremony, which is now in its fourth year, is now one of the showpiece events in the legal sector calendar, highlighting the important role paralegals play within the legal profession.   The paralegal ...

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HAVE YOU RECEIVED A DATA PROTECTION REGISTRATION (DPR) LETTER…..?

So you’ve received a letter from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), but what does it mean?  Does it apply to you? How much should you pay?  Is this a one off fee or a yearly subscription? The first thing to do is not panic.  Despite the penalty for not registering properly and paying the annual registration fee being quite severe, ...

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10 things to support each other in the workplace

We all want to be happy at work and the good news is there are small, simple, everyday things we can do to support each other in the workplace that can make a difference to people’s wellbeing and productivity individually and collectively. Respect and civility It doesn’t matter how busy or stressed you are, you should always treat colleagues and ...

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Benchmark Your Salary with the 2022 TotallyLegal Salary Survey

TotallyLegal, the UK’s leading site for legal jobs, would like to learn more about how the pandemic is still affecting paralegals and other legal professionals through our annual salary survey. How has the pandemic affected salaries and bonuses? How has the legal profession changed over the last year? How have working lives been affected throughout 2021? To help answer important ...

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Difficult lawyer-client relationships

We are all experiencing a great deal of change and uncertainty at present and the legal  profession is no exception. Some of us may be dealing with very distressed or angry clients who were in the middle of a life changing legal matter when COVID-19 hit and are now faced with a delay that could last months, having huge implications ...