Working as a Paralegal is not just a ‘steppingstone’

For some years, after the term ‘paralegal’ became known in the English Legal sector (having originated in the US), the definition became synonymous with ‘a graduate who wanted to become a solicitor’ and used ‘paralegal work’ as a steppingstone to gaining that elusive training contract. For many, this remains the truth. However, in reality, the […]

Legal careers after you graduate with a law degree

If you have recently graduated with a law degree – congratulations. If you are about to take your final exams – good luck. If you are reading this article, you’re wondering what to do once you have graduated. Have you considered becoming a paralegal? Here are some reasons why you should… You can start working […]

Interview techniques and tips

Everyone knows that attending a job interview is a nerve-racking experience – and it doesn’t get easier with age! The reason for the anxiety is that you are being put under a microscope. You are being scrutinised, and, more often than not, by several people, not just one. Going before a panel increases the anxiety […]

Why regulated qualifications make sense for Paralegals

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So, you’re considering taking a paralegal qualification! When you are looking at taking a qualification, what do you look for? It depends why you want the qualification If you want to learn how to decorate a cake for your nephew’s birthday, you might be perfectly happy to do an online course. Or, maybe, one run by […]

Top Tips to help you get work as a Paralegal

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How to get work as a paralegal If you are wondering what to do next because you have been made redundant during the coronavirus crisis, or perhaps the time off has made you rethink your career path – then how about a career in law? When you work as a paralegal it can be a […]

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Job Search

By Simply Law Jobs 1. Sprinkle Some Magic on Your CV Generally speaking, your CV should be updated every 6–12 months as you gather new skills and experiences. Sending a CV which is out of date will hardly impress a recruiter; it will make you look sloppy if anything. You need to make sure that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 paralegal 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. 5 Key factors […]

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, […]