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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 to perform legal tasks and offer legal assistance, but is not a qualified solicitor. However, a Paralegal can do virtually everything that a solicitor can do, except activities that are referred to as: ‘Reserved Activities’.


There is no statutory regulation for paralegals in the same way as there is for solicitors, so paralegals need to be prepared to show evidence of their qualifications and experience, and membership of a professional body such as the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP)

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