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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 ...

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Dentons UK and Middle East LLP becomes the latest law firm to join as a corporate member of the Institute of Paralegals

Dentons UK and Middle East LLP has become the latest firm to become a corporate member of the Institute of Paralegals.  Professional corporate membership provides a total end to end solution for the recognition of professional paralegals. The IoP’s professional competency standards are the professions ‘gold standard’. Our Corporate Members can demonstrate professional excellence to clients and other stakeholders.  Dentons ...

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Beat the Autumn blues with CLT Paralegal!

With new covid restrictions looming and the nights closing in, we’re all about to spend a lot more time getting cosy at home. Why not make the most of this by investing in your career with a Specialist Paralegal Qualification from CLT and The University of Strathclyde? CLT is the leading provider of Specialised Paralegal Qualifications. Our graduate-level courses are ...

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Institute of Paralegals Covid-19 Member Survey

Paralegal survey Members of the Institute of Paralegals were able to participate in the third Member Survey to help us understand the challenges members are facing in light of COVID-19 and to learn how we can best support our members and the Paralegal profession. In these unprecedented times, as the professional body for Paralegals we want to do everything support ...

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Online Wills – The future or too risky?

When it comes to the subject of online Wills, there are many passionate viewpoints. There is strong support from many progressive professionals and technologists who consider the service to be an essential step forward in the future-proofing of the industry. While others are more concerned about the online process and its ability to cover the intricacies of client wishes, as ...