Free conference tickets

The Institute of Paralegals is again proud to support legal aid by sponsoring the Legal Aid Practitioners Group annual conference on 7th October in Birmingham. As a result of that sponsorship we have a small number of free tickets available for members to attend. If interested please email Carol Storer of the LAPG the Institute!.

Litigation paralegal vacancy

WANTED experienced commercial litigation paralegal (commodities experience an advantage but not essential as training will be provided) by former Head of Litigation in a City law firm, now a sole practitioner. Based in Sevenoaks Kent. Working hours flexible. Annual salary  up to £24,000 per annum / pro rata depending upon experience plus Affiliate membership of the Institute of Paralegals provided. ...

Careers day for schools

This month the Institute is again working with the charity Inspiring Futures to help run a legal careers day for school children. Other participating bodies are the Bar Council, Law Society and Ilex.

Fellow gets new ICO qualification

The Information Commissioner's Office has introduced a new qualification, the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection. Institute Fellow Karl Thompson of Phoenix Housing was one of the first 10 legal practitioners to be awarded the qualification. Congratulations to him for being (yet again) a trail-blazer.

US paralegal student briefing

A Fellow of the Institute (a Qualified Paralegal working for the Ministry of Defence) will be presenting to a group of American paralegal students visiting London during June as part of Davenport University's American Bar Association approved paralegal program. The students are undertaking a comparative legal analysis study and the Institute were invited to provide a practising paralegal to present ...

New Practice Notes

The Institute of Paralegals has issued five new Practice Notes available free of charge: Practice Note 1: Reserved Activities Practice Note 2: Setting up a Paralegal Business Practice Note 3: Joining the Paralegal Profession Practice Note 4: The Route to Qualification Career Path Practice Note 5: Client Engagement Letters For more information, and to download free copies, visit

Paralegal/Legal Executive Job Vacancy

Oldhams Solicitors & Advocates in North Herts (see have the following vacancy. Applications to be sent to Oldhams by 31st March please. Claimant Personal Injury Legal Executive/Paralegal Required for General PI Caseload for North Herts Firm.  Experience Essential. CV's and handwritten covering letter to Mr R. Ben Singh, Partner, Oldhams Solicitors & Advocates, 1 High Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 6AZ ...

Paralegal Apprenticeships

The government-funded skills sector council, Skills for Justice, is keen to establish a paralegal apprenticeship. Such an apprenticeship would mean that government funding would be available for paralegal training and new paralegal qualifications. We have been asked by Skills for Justice to help them collate feedback on what paralegal apprenticeships should look like, contain, focus on, have as learning outcomes ...

UK's first Paralegal Forum Opened

The Institute of Paralegals has launched the first public on-line forum for paralegals. It is free to join. The forum is open to all paralegals, whether Institute members or not, to: a) Seek the advice and help of other paraleagals b) Refer work c) Seek work d) Get essential news e) Discuss topics of interest f) Network g) Make contact ...

Philip Tan Chee Tong

Philip Tan Chee Tong is senior paralegal who has served in the legal sector for about two decades. He graduated from Temasek Polytechnic Singapore and specialises in real estates conveyancing including spending some years in the fields of criminal law, immgration and litgation matters.