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Benchmark Your Salary with the 2022 TotallyLegal Salary Survey

TotallyLegal, the UK’s leading site for legal jobs, would like to learn more about how the pandemic is still affecting paralegals and other legal professionals through our annual salary survey. How has the pandemic affected salaries and bonuses? How has the legal profession changed over the last year? How have working lives been affected throughout 2021? To help answer important ...

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LegalEx 2021

In by Alejandro SanchezLeave a Comment

Clients have higher expectations than ever, while many practitioners experienced revenue shortfalls through the pandemic. LegalEx is here to help you reset and thrive in this volatile market, with their partnership with the SRA to keynotes with The Law Society and more this November 10 – 11 at ExCeL London. Register for LegalEx 2021 Here are just four reasons to attend Take action with ...

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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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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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BPP Law Fair

In by Carmen NadoluLeave a Comment

For students and other candidates who aspire to secure a vacation scheme, open day, training contract or other opportunities with law firms, regionally, nationally and internationally. The versatility of this free online Law Fair should mean that you are able to engage with a greater number of employers/recruiters than any face-to-face event. You will get the opportunity of attending presentations ...

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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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7 Paralegal Skills You Need For Success!

Corporate paralegal skills 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, ...

House of Commons Inquiry

The Justice Committee of the House of Commons is holding an inquiry: “Impact of changes to civil legal aid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012”. See // The Institute was invited to submit evidence as to how the changes had impacted upon paralegals. To view our response please click here (link opens a PDF document).

Institute gives feedback in Legal Week

The Institute was invited by Legal Week to comment on the SRA’s recent changes to the LL.B, LPC and training contract requirements. The article and our comments are here (NB: Legal Week is a subscription only publication).