Paralegal Training News
The past year has been one of growth and prosperity for NALP and I want to thank you all for your continued support. You are what makes NALP great! In 2017 we had a fantastic number of paralegals enrolling on our Ofqual Accredited courses, with many graduating and taking on exciting new roles within the legal sector. Congratulations to all our graduates this year! In July... Read More
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 expect activities that are referred to as 'reserved activities' NALP's CEO Amanda Hamilton discusses the roles of Paralegals and Solicitors and when it makes sense to hire each i... Read More
Amanda Hamilton NALPs CEO discusses the difference between Paralegals and Solicitors and who to employ when looking for legal assistance. There is no legal aid anymore. Before April 2013 you could get legal funding to bring a case to court or defend an action against you. This has now been eradicated for all but a few cases. Paralegals are filling the gap left by the eradicati... Read More
In the Press: Paralegals can offer legal assistance, so don't always assume you need a solicitor.
Paralegals can do conveynacing - for example, buying and selling property on your behalf - but only if they are licensed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers. Amanda Hamilton, NALPs CEO offers an insight into the legal assistance paralegals can offer as an alternative to high solicitor fees. Source: www.cornwalllive.com
There is no legal aid: Legal Aid has now been eradicated for all but a few cases. Paralegals are filling the gap. A paralegal may assist you at first and then hand over to a solicitor. We discuss the important role paralegals are now playing within the legal sector and the need for high standards in paralegal qualifications and training. Source: www.cornwalllive.com