Tom Mortimer joins NALP as Academic Director

Tom Mortimer

Tom Mortimer has joined the National Association of Licensed Paralegals as Academic Director. The role will see Tom leading on various educational initiatives including co-ordinating the review and development of Level 3 to Level 7 curriculum ensuring this aligns with external awards and qualifications. Dr Mortimer was Director of Law at Canterbury Christ Church University […]

Interview techniques and tips

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Everyone knows that attending a job interview is a nerve-racking experience – and it doesn’t get easier with age! The reason for the anxiety is that you are being put under a microscope. You are being scrutinised, and, more often than not, by several people, not just one. Going before a panel increases the anxiety […]

Does, and should, Legal Professional Privilege apply to Paralegal Lawyers?

By Amanda Hamilton, CEO of NALP, and Jane Robson, Director of compliance and regulation at NALP An interesting question was raised in the office this week — are Paralegals covered by Legal Professional Privilege? Those paralegals who work for solicitors and barristers are covered under their employer’s umbrella, but what about those Paralegals who work […]

An alternative to a cheap solicitor

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Looking for legal help? Are you one of the 100s of people every month searching the internet for a cheap solicitor? Have you considered using a Paralegal as an alternative? Let us explain the differences and how this could be beneficial for you. What is a Paralegal? NALP Paralegals are legally trained and educated to […]

Tony Watson

Welcome to the latest interview from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals. Today we are joined by Tony Watson, owner of Wills & Legal Services,  a national Specialist Paralegal Law Firm based in Worcestershire. If you wish to listen to the podcast, you can find it here. Hi Tony, Describe yourself in two sentences, or less: […]

Danny Curran interview

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Welcome to the latest podcast from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals – or NALP as we normally abbreviate it. NALP is the longest running UK membership body for paralegals. We have dedicated over 30 years to promoting the status of paralegal professionals. Today we are joined by Danny Curran, who is the founder and […]

Top Tips to help you get work as a Paralegal By Amanda Hamilton

If you are wondering what to do next because you have been made redundant during the corona virus crisis, or perhaps the time off has made you rethink your career path – then how about a career in law? Working as a paralegal can be a very rewarding way of earning a living. It also […]

Interview with the board: Robin Ghurbhurun

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Welcome to the latest podcast from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals. Today we are joined by our latest board member, Robin Ghurbhurun, who is the Managing Director of Jisc, which provides digital solutions for UK education and research. We’d love you to ‘Like & Share’ our podcast today. You can do so simply by […]

Interview with a member: Simon Young

You can listen to the podcast here This is a transcript, just in case you would prefer to read, rather than listen… Describe Simon Young in two sentences or less: Two sentences or less! For those that know me that’s going to be an almost impossible task. They’ll say that where I can use two […]

How to deal with unfair dismissal

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THERE are many reasons why someone might take their employer to a tribunal. Poor pay, unfair dismissal, discrimination and sexual harassment are among the most common. If you have been working for an employer for two years, and you’ve been dismissed due to, or during, maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or jury service, or you […]