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Interview with NALP's CEO Amanda Hamilton on the future of Paralegals in the Legal Sector

  It’s down to the law firms to accept that there are people who want to be career paralegals and to utilise their services and to value them.   A lot of law firms are finding it very difficult in this economic climate to survive and unless you are a medium or large firm, finding it very difficult to thrive. Even as a medium-sized firm it is challenging.&nbs... Read More

Giving Paralegals Formal Recognition within your Business

We discuss the benefits of giving paralegals within your firm formal recognition, offering paralegal qualifications and career development retains top talent.  Article from:

What is a paralegal and when should you use one in your business use one?

In this article on the Business Crowd, NALP's CEO Amanda Hamilton discusses the role of a Paralegal and when it makes business sense to use one instead of a Solicitor. So when might you use the services of a paralegal? If someone takes you to court claiming that you allegedly owe them money and you need to defend yourself If you need to take someone to court and need assistanc... Read More

In the Press | What is a paralegal and when should you use one in your business?

  In the Business Crowd we discuss the use of paralegals over solicitors within business, looking at the legal duties a paralegal can perform saving your business money!    As all of the above can also be handled by a solicitor – why would you choose to use a paralegal? 1. Cost: Utilising the services of solicitors can be expensive. Solicitors charge on avera... Read More

In the Press | Are you Giving Paralegals Formal Recognition?

"For Paralegals working within your firm there are bespoke nationally recognised qualifications to help them hone their skills and knowlege - building their confidence and increasing the services you offer to clients."   Read the full article here:

In the Press | Looking to the future - what does it hold for the Paralegal Sector?

Traditional attitudes to the provision of legal services have been upended over recent years, due to the rapid change that has taken place in the legal sector.  Of the several reasons for the change, one is the virtual eradication of Legal Aid since April 2013. Since then, a gap has opened up. Consumers can no longer be funded to litigate, nor defend themselves against litigati... Read More

What does the future hold for Paralegals?

As long as Paralegals are qualified and educated to perform legal tasks, with the exception, of course, of reserved legal activities, their job role will be as varied and interesting as that of a solicitor, and they can provide access to legal services at a reasonable cost to the consumer.     Source:

In the Press | How to set up a business as a paralegal practitioner

Paralegals are not statutorily regulated and therefore you may come up against people who tell you that anyone can call him/herself as a 'Paralegal' and it is not necessary to gain any training or qualification to carry out paralegal services. This is technically true, but in practice, it's not accurate.  However, remember that you are up against a mountain of competitors who... Read More

In the Press | 200,000 people working as Paralegals without realising it.

Have you ever been given in-house training that includes an element of law or legal knowledge? For example, working in an in-house human resources department and bee given training in employment law. If so, then you are a most definitely a paralegal. In our latest press piece, we discuss the legal sector and the estimated 200,000 people working as a Paralegal without even realising it.... Read More

How to set up a business as a paralegal practitioner

So, the very first thing you need to do is gain a Paralegal or legal qualification or at very least get some paralegal training and then, as much experience as possible.  This does not have to be with a solicitor or barrister, because nowadays you can gain the relevant legal experience by working in a variety of different employment environments.  Amanda Hamilton talks through... Read More