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A long road to walk for employment disputes in the wake of Covid-19?

Employment disputes uk We have seen reports of major delays in both the civil and criminal courts over recent months, but now are we set to see the same problems in the employment tribunal system? There was already a backlog pre-covid with an estimated 44,000+ cases at the end of the summer. Overall, the picture according to the HM Courts ...

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National Paralegal Awards 2020 Ceremony Goes Virtual

Professional paralegal register awards The Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) is counting down to the National Paralegal Awards taking place on Friday 18 September.  The PPR normally welcomes over 270 guests at a venue in central London in March for its annual ceremony, but this year was forced to postpone it because of the coronavirus outbreak.  A decision was taken by ...

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Meet the Team: Mia Wilson, Business Administration Coordinator

What business administration do 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 business administration do? ...

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What do employers look for in Paralegals?

Paralegal skills required Firstly, 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 ...

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

Diversity and inclusion in the legal 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 ...

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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?

Branding legal issues 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 ...

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Review of Legal Services Regulation - Thoughts for the unregulated

Review of the regulation of legal services 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 ...

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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). ...