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Neil Newman appointed as Director of Development and Innovation

Professional membership body, the Institute of Paralegals (IoP) announces the appointment of Neil Newman as Director of Development and Innovation.  Neil becomes a key member of the IoP’s Executive Management team and is responsible for the global growth and development ensuring the Institute continues to connect effectively with the profession.    Most recently, he was Director of Communications and Membership ...

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7 Paralegal Skills You Need For Success!

Paralegals need to master a range of skills to enable them to gain a competitive advantage in the legal sector. The following skills will help to prove competency and to make you stand out: 1. Communication Good communication is vital in gaining client’s trust and confidence. When interviewing new clients, taking witness statements, liaising with court personnel, or discussing a ...

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Law Firm Marketing in the Light of COVID-19

As paralegal businesses and law firms face disruption from COVID-19, we take a look at what clients need right now and how to provide useful and timely information while establishing your business as a helpful and trusted brand. Making the most of your website Your website is more important than ever while your physical location is restricted or closed. It ...

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Coronavirus and the Courts – a blueprint for change?

It remains an unfortunate fact that it takes a national crisis or as at the present time of writing a world-wide health crisis to be a catalyst of immediate and wide-ranging change. Never more so, in the predicament that has been faced by the Courts and the innovative ways in which controlling the virus while continuing to function has come ...

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Covid-19 Business Updates

Workplace Safety – the government have released workplace safety guidance HERE Home Working Assets – HMRC have confirmed there will be no benefits in kind on assets purchased or reimbursed by employees to enable them to work at home. Very sensible in our view and allows the purchase of assets to support this transition. Grants – more guidance HERE has ...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the IoP is supporting LawCare, the charity that provides help and advice for the legal sector. It is vitally important, particularly for those who work in a stressful environment, to take some time to look after themselves. We would like to share with you a fabulous poster from LawCare’s website-  for good ...

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Institute of Paralegals - Public Legal Education Information

How Can Paralegals Help You (Consumers) During Covid-19? Most career Paralegals are still working. To check if they are available -check their website -call them -arrange a virtual meeting You can check the PPR register to find a Paralegal near you www.ppr.org.uk You should use Paralegals that are members of the Institute of Paralegals or members of the Professional Paralegal ...

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Complimentary personal financial planning webinar

We all need financial peace of mind. The coronavirus pandemic has quickly changed the way we live our everyday lives and, while our main concern is safeguarding our own health and that of our loved ones and the wider community, many people are already feeling the financial impact of the situation. In these testing times we would like to assure ...

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Covid-19 Survey Results

Thank you to all of our members who took part in the Covid-19 survey. You can see below the affect on these members’ businesses/jobs in the presentation below. Overall the survey results show what a resilient group our members are. We have taken note of the comments on what you want the IoP to focus on and will be addressing ...

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Entering NPA'S awards

NPA Stands for National Paralegal Awards and to make it easy for you, we made a nice presentation showing you how you can enter it!