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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 ...

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Life in the Law key findings

The research into wellbeing in the profession captured data between October 2020 and January 2021 from over 1,700 professionals in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, and Isle of Man. The aim of the research was to take a snapshot of mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession to help inform future steps the profession must collectively take ...

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PPR Practicing Certificates

Certificate in paralegal practice The Professional Paralegal Register is the only independent voluntary regulator for the unregulated legal services market that covers all persons who practice law and/or offer legal services to the consumer. PPR's regulation is robust and carries a compensation fund for consumers who in certain circumstances, where their complaint has been upheld by an independent regulatory board, ...

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WHAT SHOULD YOUR DATA PROTECTION OFFICER (DPO) DO FOR YOU…..?

Company data protection officer If your business requires someone to fulfil its obligation in terms of data compliance/protection but decides not to outsource this role to a professional outside organisation, then there are very clear directives as to what your internal Data Protection Officer (DPO) is responsible for in this important area. I have broken down the key aspects of ...

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Back to life: returning to normality after lockdown

Returning to normality As freedom day approaches, many of us will be looking forward to getting back to ‘normal’, which for some of us will mean a return to the office. Despite restrictions lifting the reality is that we simply will not bounce back to our normal pre-COVID-19 selves right away after spending the best part of a year at ...

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SecsintheCity Launches 10th Annual PA of the Year Awards

Secsinthecity awards The UK’s only dedicated business support job board SecsintheCity has opened nominations for its 10th annual PA of the Year Awards. If you know an outstanding PA, EA, Legal PA, or Office Manager who deserves recognition, they could be the winner of one of these momentous accolades. Nominations are now open for the 2021 PA of the Year ...