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An Employers Practical Guide to Redundancies

A recent McKinsey report anticipates that UK GDP will fall by 9% in 2020 meaning that about 7.6 million people are under threat of being laid off, remaining on furlough or having their hours and pay cut. In this member article, HR Consultant, Caroline Rochford F.Inst.Pa offers some practical tips for employers on redundancies. Many organisations are facing real difficulties ...

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Mental wellbeing at work has never been so important

Mental health in the legal profession Awareness around mental wellbeing and health has increased dramatically in recent years.  Working within the legal sector can, of course, be very stressful. Longs hours, large workloads, and often an unrelenting requirement to meet client or business demand.  Figures published by the Health and Safety Executive in 2017, on ‘work-related stress, depression or anxiety’ ...

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Mental Health Survey: Tell Us About Your Life in the Law

Mental health legal services Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10th October, the legal profession mental health charity LawCare has announced a new research study ‘Life in the Law’. Recent years have witnessed a growing concern in wellbeing and mental health in the legal community. So, at the Institute of Paralegals we encourage our members and legal professionals to ...

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National Paralegal Awards 2020 winners celebrate with virtual ceremony

Paralegal awards 2020 The very best of the paralegal profession was celebrated at the annual National Paralegal Awards hosted live by the Professional Paralegal Register on Friday night. The awards ceremony, which is now in its second year, is now one of the showpiece events in the legal sector calendar, highlighting the important role paralegals play within the legal profession. ...

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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 ...