Dispelling The Myths And Incorrect Assumptions About Paralegals

With the Paralegal Profession being acknowledged as the fastest growing within the legal services sector, it’s important to dispel some of the myths and incorrect assumptions that surround the sector. If you are a paralegal reading this, please feel free to use these answers to respond to questions or use in your website’s FAQ. If you are not, I hope these help dispel some myths.... Read More

Taking your Paralegal career Forward

  So you have your paralegal qualifications; what are you going to do now? Let’s look at the options available to you to progress your paralegal career… Join a legal firm Joining an existing paralegal firm, or a law firm, is a common first step. Being able to get more experience working as a paralegal, whilst under the umbrella of an established firm, provides you wi... Read More

What can you do if a tradesperson has not fulfilled the job they contracted to undertake or you are not satisfied with their work?

These days, as we know, it is very difficult to find tradespeople you can rely on and who will do the job that you have asked them to do - and to do so to a good standard. What can you do if they complete the work, but not to your satisfaction or the work they have done leaves a lot to be desired? The first rule before embarking on a contract with any tradesperson is to do your due diligenc... Read More

5 Key Tips for a Standout Paralegal CV

Paralegals play a key part in the everyday on-goings of a law firm, but if you want a paralegal job, your CV must be able to support how valuable your skills are to your employer. Below, Simply Law Jobs provides key advice on how to make sure your CV meets the potential employer’s requirements. Tailor your CV Recruiters’ tend to spend, on average eight seconds, looking at... Read More

Covid Scams and Rollercoasters

From our friends at Finders International: The guys at Finders are prolific content writers and we have published many of their articles on this site, but we thought we would try something different this time. We've summarised four of their latest articles so that you can see which ones you would like to read in more detail. To read the whole article, simply click on the link at t... Read More

The case for Regulation and Regulated Qualifications for Paralegals

One of the most difficult issues to reconcile in the legal services sector is the extensive statutory regulation for solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives. Each of these professions has a membership body and a regulator as well as an overseeing independent regulatory body. The knock-on effect for consumers is that the cost of such regulation filters through in respect of the... Read More

Why qualifying as a Paralegal is now the only career option for those wanting to enter the legal services profession

  If you are a school careers officer or are offering career advice at a college or university then you’re probably already be aware of what is happening in the legal sector. Qualifying as a solicitor or barrister is not only time consuming but also extremely costly. As a result, fewer and fewer students are able to take this route – even if they are passionate about a l... Read More

Two things a Paralegal must never do when offering their services direct to consumers

The legal services industry is opening up. This has given consumers the opportunity to attain access to justice at reasonable costs. More and more paralegals are now Licensed to Practice and are now opening up their own firms. This is great for the paralegals and for consumers, but there are two things a paralegal must never do. Holding out To be direct, this means inferring you are a so... Read More

Guest Blog: Watch out for Coronavirus Scams

There’s a new ugly symptom riding in on the coattails of Covid-19—coronavirus-related scams. National Trading Standards (NTS) is warning people to remain vigilant against this new threat which hones in on people’s concern and uncertainty about the pandemic. The Friends Against Scams initiative organised by NTS aims to prevent people from becoming victims of scams. Scams cos... Read More

Blog: Recognise Your Paralegal

Why giving paralegals in your company recognition will help you retain staff, increase services and boost profits By Amanda Hamilton, NALP   Is there an element of legality involved in running your company? Do you have someone drafting contracts of employment or contracts to provide services, or an individual that looks over any contract received by your company? Are these indivi... Read More