In the Press | How can paralegals assist you in legal matters?

News
Amanda Hamilton, CEO of National Association of Licensed Paralegals
Amanda Hamilton

 

Why would you choose a paralegal over a solicitor?

Cost: Solicitors often charge over £200 per hour. On average, paralegals charge between £20 – £50 per hour. A paralegal may assist you up to a point, and then you may need the services of a solicitor. For example, if the case is serious and cannot be resolved, and will eventually end up in court. However, for the most part, a paralegal can assist you in dealing with the case yourself.

There is no legal aid: Before April 2013 you could get legal funding to bring a case to court or defend an action against you. This has now been eradicated for all but a few cases. Paralegals are filling the gap left by the eradication of Legal Aid.

We discuss in Law Donut when you can use a paralegal over a solicitor for some legal matters. Read more here. 

Share
Amanda Hamilton, CEO of National Association of Licensed Paralegals
Amanda Hamilton

Other news

News

Biggest ever National Paralegal Day celebrations took place 8th Nov at the House of Commons

The National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) hosted the biggest ever National Paralegal Day celebrations at the House of Commons in London on Wednesday 8th November 2023. The Jubilee Room...read more.

News

What NALP examiners are looking for when grading your exam papers (video)

 NALP webinar – What NALP examiners are looking for when grading your exam papers Our Patron, Amanda Hamilton, talks about the key things our examiners are looking for when...read more.

Articles

Four of the most glamorous paralegal jobs

Being a paralegal may not sound glamorous at first, so you might be surprised to learn that paralegals work in a variety of fields, including some of the most sought-after...read more.

Articles

How Paralegal help their clients through the stages of going to Court

When a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner has been assisting a client with their legal matter, there are times when seems inevitable that the case cannot be resolved. It may become necessary...read more.

Members Only

Setting up your own paralegal practice (video)

 NALP webinar – top tips on what you need to consider when setting up a new paralegal practice Four of the senior team at the National Association of Licensed...read more.