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McKenzie Friend and Paralegal: What's The Difference?

Many people believe when attending court you must hire a solicitor or that you need to instruct a direct access barrister to progress your case for the desired outcome. However, this is no longer true. Since 2013 with cuts to legal aid and the average person unable to afford to hire expensive legal professionals, a new type of "lawyer" has arisen; the McKenzie Friend and the Paralegal. A... Read More

How to choose the right paralegal course for you - and what to look out for

With the paralegal profession emerging as the fastest growing in the legal sector, it’s so important to choose the right course – one that is bespoke, fit for purpose and robust.   There are many providers who see a potential market for offering courses, and it is becoming a bit of a minefield, so here are a few tips about what you should be aware of before you take the step... Read More

Statement on Ofqual Announcements re Vocational and Technical Qualifications Results – Summer 2020

This is a statement from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals, regarding how NALP qualifications are graded and moderated. Statement on Ofqual Announcements re Vocational and Technical Qualifications Results – Summer 2020            There has been some controversy about the qualification results issued this year due to t... Read More

In the Press| Getting work as a paralegal

Our CEO, Amanda Hamilton, has write a piece for the barrister regarding how to gain work as a paralegal.   An insightful read for any one that is trying to find work within the legal sector or would be intereted in a career change. The article looks at the following topics: where to start, freelancing, what if you are already qualified, experience, going direct and interview tips... Read More

5 Key Tips for a Standout Paralegal CV

Paralegals play a key part in the everyday on-goings of a law firm, but if you want a paralegal job, your CV must be able to support how valuable your skills are to your employer. Below, Simply Law Jobs provides key advice on how to make sure your CV meets the potential employer’s requirements. Tailor your CV Recruiters’ tend to spend, on average eight seconds, looking at... Read More

Taking your Paralegal career Forward

  So you have your paralegal qualifications; what are you going to do now? Let’s look at the options available to you to progress your paralegal career… Join a legal firm Joining an existing paralegal firm, or a law firm, is a common first step. Being able to get more experience working as a paralegal, whilst under the umbrella of an established firm, provides you wi... Read More

Covid Scams and Rollercoasters

From our friends at Finders International The guys are Finders are prolific content writers and we have published many of their articles on this site. but we thought we would try something different this time. We've summarised four of their latest articles so that you can see which ones you would like to read in more detail. To read the whole article, simply click on the link at the end of... Read More

In The Press| Do Paralegals have a role to play in the future of legal services?

This blog was originally published in print from by the Liverpool Law Society on the 13th of February 2020. To read the full version, click here! Copyright February 2020 Liverpool Law Society

In The Press | What’s the difference between a McKenzie Friend and a Paralegal?

This article was originally published by the Liverpool Law society on 10th January 2020. The full article can be found on, or Excelle magazine. Copyright January 2020 Liverpool Law Society

In The Press | Myths and Assumptions about Paralegals - What is the truth?

This article was originally published by the Liverpool Law Society on 10th January 2020. To read the article in full, click here. Copyright January 2020 Liverpool Law Society