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Paralegal News - March, 2019

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In the Press | Qualifying as a Paralegal is an alternative route to a Legal Career

Amanda Hamilton discusses with how qualifying as a paralegal is a great alternative route to a legal career.    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… Read more

Legal Guide | Taking Your Employer to Tribunal

  The reasons an employee might take their employer to tribunal are various: Poor pay, discrimination and sexual harassment are among the most common. Also, if you’ve been working for an employer for two years, and have been dismissed due to, or during, maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or… Read more

Legal Guide | What are your options for eviction?

As part of our continued efforts to promote the work of paralegals, we've been working with a variety of trade and business press to provide helpful legal guides. This often highlights when a paralegal may be a great alternative to a solicitor.    If you have a tenant who's… Read more

The Barrister Magazine | Striving for an Inclusive Legal Services Sector

NALP's CEO Amanda Hamilton discusses "Striving for an Inclusive Legal Services Sector" in The Barrister Magazine    The consequence of increasing numbers of institutions able to offer the professional qualifications has caused irrevocable damage to the lives of graduates who have been misled into thinking that their career pathways… Read more

Ark Group | Amanda Hamilton Discusses the Evolving Role of Paralegals

  Growth in the paralegal sector The reason for the growing abundance of paralegals in the sector stems from several factors. Firstly, the cost of training: spending £27k on a law degree and then another £16k on the professional exams (whether aiming towards becoming a solicitor or barrister) is… Read more