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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 ...

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HM Courts and Tribunals Service - Reform Update 2018

Carmen Nadolu, Head of Membership at the IoP, has attended the HM Courts and Tribunals Service Public Event on Reform Update Autumn 2018 on 6th November and is delighted to share some of the key updates with our members: HMCTS has hosted their second public event on 6th November, inviting those who represent public court users to see first-hand the ...

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Chief Executives Response to the PPR Conference

The PPR Conference last week was a resounding success and we would like to thank all IoP members who attended, providing as always, their enthusiasm and support for the sector. The Announcement by the PPR of the first National Paralegal Awards is an amazing way to promote and celebrate all Paralegals across England and Wales and is open to those ...