Paralegal Job | Fashion Industry - Jimmy Choo

Paralegal Job in Fashion Industry | Jimmy Choo It's a common misconception that paralegals only work within Law firms or alongside solicitors. However Paralegals work across all industries from fashion to tech. We'll be keeping our eyes out for exciting opportunities within a variety of industries and sharing them with our members.  All questions and applications should... Read More

In the Press | Small Business: How to take someone to small claims court

Unpaid Invoices? Amanda Hamilton discusses how to recover money with Small Business The small claims court process is relatively straightforward, with much of the process online and developed for ease so you can recover money owed without the need of hiring a solicitor. In this article, we discuss the steps and timeframes you need to know when submitted a claim.  Read it here:&... Read More

Owed Money? How to claim it back in Small Claims Court

  Whether you work for yourself or run a small business, the most difficult thing to manage is cash flow. So, what can you do if you are owed money and the person is ignoring all your phone calls or letters? We discuss the steps for taking people to small claims court and why you may not need to hire a solicitor to help!    Full Article: Read More

Six Steps to Starting a Paralegal Business

NALPs CEO Amanda Hamilton discusses the 6 steps to setting up your own Paralegal Business   Once you have gained some knowledge of law and legal procedure and have gained three or more years' relevant legal experience, you need to decide whether you wish to specialise in one area of law or would like to be a general pracitioner.  Full article: https://issuu... Read More

What Skills and Qualifications do Paralegals need?

Over the years working in the legal profession, teaching law and running NALP, I have been asked on many occasions to describe what skills and qualifications are required to be a paralegal. Firstly, let's define a Paralegal! Paralegals are educated and trained to perform legal tasks and offer legal assistance, but they are not qualified solicitors. Paralegals can perform many of th... Read More

Speaking with Impact and Presenting with Confidence Workshop

NALP is proud to announce that it has teamed up with ‘Resonance Voice Training’ to offer a one-off workshop specially for NALP Members in ‘Speaking with Impact’ and ‘Presenting with Confidence’. ‘Resonance’ is an established organisation, led by its founder, Louise Kerr, who has appeared on TV in such programmes as ‘Faking it’ and... Read More

British Citizens' Award 2018

  Last month I had the great pleasure of attending the House of Lords to honour Dr Peter Minto. The event was hosted by The Rt Hon. The Lord Dhokalia, a Liberal Democrat life peer, who has worked in local politics and served as a member for the Commission for racial equality.  Dr Peter Minto was a senior law lecturer at Sunderland University and was the co-found... Read More

In the Press | Small Business - Unpaid Invoices

If your business is owed money, then as long as it is less than £10,000, you can use the ‘small claims court’ to recover what is owed to you. Part of the county court, the small claims court was originally created to enable a layperson (ie someone who is not legally qualified) to take another individual to court. The process is relatively simple, and you can do it you... Read More

Are you working as a Paralegal without realising it?

In the UK alone, there are an estimated 200,000 plus paralegals working in a variety of fields, and for diverse employers, who are unaware that they are paralegals. Are you one of them? NALP's CEO Amanda Hamilton discusses paralegal qualifications and how to progress your legal career through further paralegal training.   Source Read More

1000s of people are working as paralegals without realising it – can you identify them?

Amanda Hamilton NALPs CEO looks at the 'hidden' paralegals currently working in the legal sector The definition of a paralegal is 'a person who are trained and educated to perform legal tasks, but who are not qualified solicitors barristers or chartered legal executives'       Our latest feature in Career Matters, January Publication.... Read More