In the Press | Using Paralegals in Small Claims Court

If you run a business it is frustrating if you’re owed money for work you’ve done – especially if the person is ignoring all your phone calls and letters. So, what can you do yourself to recover that debt – without resorting to engaging a costly solicitor? We discuss the process in Entrepreneur and Investor, and why a Paralegal may be able to help. Read it her... Read More

In the Press | Boosting Profits and Attracting Top Talent through Paralegal Qualifications

  Attracting and retaining top talent is always a challenge – but by offering formal recognition for your Paralegal staff, and perhaps allowing them days off for training, you can attract better applicants and retain your best people. People like to be recognized and rewarded for the work they do – this is one way to achieve that.  On the flip-side, ignoring their... Read More

In the Press | Executive Secretary - Are you working as a paralegal without realising it?

  We have dedicated over 30 years to raising the profile for paralegals and getting paralegals recognised for the work they do within the legal sector. As part of our continued campaign to promote the role of Paralegals, we've been published in more than 60 publications in a year.  In this article NALP's CEO Amanda Hamilton discusses the role of paralegals and t... Read More

In the Press | Paralegals: what they do now and might be doing in future.

  What do paralegals really do and how might they fit into the legal services industry in future?   1. The term ‘paralegal’ for many conjures up images of young people spending most of their time sifting through and filtering huge swathes of documents as part of a disclosure / investigatory process. Is this what most paralegals do? No. Absolutely not!  ... Read More

In the Press | The Future for the Paralegal Sector

If we wish to preserve the essence and foundation of the English Legal System, which is based on access to justice for all, then Paralegals should be considered the saviours who provide such to consumers when it otherwise becomes too costly. The Government has clearly inferred that it does not wish to statutorily regulate further within the legal profession, therefore voluntary regulation... Read More

In the Press | When to use a Paralegal

What’s the difference between a paralegal and a solicitor, and when might it make sense to use one? Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of the National Association of Licenced Paralegals, explains. A paralegal is legally trained and educated to perform legal tasks and offer legal assistance but is not a qualified solicitor. Paralegals can do virtually everything that a solicitor can do... Read More