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Post-Brexit Immigration System

From 1 January 2021, once we had left the EU, freedom of movement between the UK and the EU stopped.  A new immigration system has been introduced at the heart of which is a points-based system where anyone who wants to live or work here will need 70 points to qualify for a visa.  The new immigration system is similar ...

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How to switch off when working remotely

In this guest post, specialist legal job board TotallyLegal offers advice for Paralegals working remotely who are struggling to strike a work/life balance and switch off at the end of the day. With a new national lockdown and an increasing number of Coronavirus cases in the UK, there’s no end of remote working in sight for many Paralegals. 93% of ...

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Assets and Liability Discovery in a Digital Economy

What does the rise of the digital economy mean to for Executors, Deputies & Attorneys? The digital economy is creating many challenges for private client practitioners, as clients increasingly manage their lives – and finances – online. According to recent survey conducted by Direct Line 88% of professionals believe the rise in digital banking is making it more difficult to ...

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How to keep working in a data-compliant, efficient and effective way when Covid-19 turns office life upside-down!

In these uncertain and difficult times, it is essential that businesses attain the fullest and most efficient value-for-money coverage across their archive storage, document records management and most importantly - data protection and compliance.  It is not easy finding that key supplier that can combine all those aspects and come up with Utopia……. Paper and Electronic Document Management COVID-19 has ...

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Get Your Foot in the Door and Kick Start Your Career In Law

Looking for your next Paralegal job? Ready to start your career in law? In this article we share six tips on getting your foot in the door at a law firm. 1. Stand out from the crowd You need to make sure your CV is up to date, precise, correctly formatted and professional in appearance with no spelling or grammar ...

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10 tips for Paralegals starting a new job remotely

In this article, leading specialist job board TotallyLegal offers 10 top tips for Institute of Paralegals members who are getting ready to start a new job remotely. With new duties, new colleagues and new expectations, it’s no wonder that starting a new job is widely considered to be one of the most stressful life events. Even for highly experienced and ...

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Boost Revenue with an Estate Planning Service

With the world still finding a way through COVID-19, the best advice to clients is to ensure their affairs are in order. In this article Arken share how Paralegals can help their clients with peace of mind and gain a new revenue stream.

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The Dangers of Presumption in Estate Administration

Administering an estate to most legal practitioners is something that feels fairly comfortable after a few are under the proverbial belt. Indeed one of the comforts of this area of practice is that it is slow to change and therefore there is a reassurance in consistency. However there is a seemingly increasing danger that the comfort of consistency can in ...

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Member Interview: Jacqueline Parkes A.Inst.Pa

As we draw to the end of October, we at the IOP thought it was important to recognize and celebrate black history month and our members. Black History Month is celebrated annually every October, to celebrate and recognize the contributions of black African and Caribbean’s over several Black History Month is celebrated annually every October, to celebrate and recognize the ...

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The Institute of Paralegals celebrates Black History Month 2020

We asked some members of the Institute of Paralegals to tell us what Black History Month means to them and what it represents. They also shared with us who inspires them. We at the IOP believe it’s important that we continue to highlight those that are role models to prospective professionals in the legal sector and colleagues alike. One of ...