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Paralegal News - November, 2018

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CEO Update | Published Chapter in The Evolving Role of the Professional Support Lawyer

I was recently approached to write a chapter on Paralegal Professionals for a book published by the Ark Group. The book was published in September this year.  “The Evolving Role of the Professional Support Lawyer”  “deep dive into the Evolving Role of the PSL: featuring contributions from current PSLs,… Read more

Simply Law Jobs | What is a Paralegal and When Should you Use One?

We caught up with the team at Simply Law Jobs to discuss the role of Paralegals and when you should hire one!  What is a paralegal? What’s the difference between a paralegal and a solicitor, and when might it make sense to use one?   A Paralegal is legally trained and educated… Read more

In the Press | Advice for Paralegals on Reserved Activities and Holding Out

  Increasing numbers of paralegals are gaining Licences to Practise and opening up their own firms, thanks to the opening up of legal services to consumers, giving them the opportunity to attain access to justice at a reasonable cost. This is great for both consumers and the paralegal professions… Read more

The Importance of Paralegal Membership Bodies to Protect Consumers

  Because the Paralegal Sector is not statutorily regulated, in effect, anyone can call themselves a paralegal whether or not they are qualified, trained, educated or affiliated to a professional membership body such as NALP.  The potential dangers to the general public are therefore considerable. Amanda Hamilton, National Paralegals… Read more

Paralegal Job | Freelance Roles at Lawyers Online

  Lawyers Online are looking to recruit freelance paralegals who would work as part of the Lawyers Online brand and law firm. You would be required to work for £40 an hour with a view to advising under the Lawyers Online brand. Laywers Online intend to be a market… Read more