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Seeking a better salary as a legal secretary

Seeking a better salary as a legal secretary

Progressing in a Legal Secretary role means you can benefit from higher pay in salary.  The average salary for a Legal Secretary in 2019 was £21,629.27. This average dropped slightly from 2018, by -3.21%. Salaries would also vary by region and by the size of the...

Courses Paralegals can tackle at home

Courses Paralegals can tackle at home

Despite the recent relaxation of a few lockdown measures, many of us are still working from home. If this applies to you, and you are a paralegal, or a wannabe paralegal, what can you do to tackle the boredom that you may well be fighting off?   What makes an...

How Paralegals are coping with COVID-19

How Paralegals are coping with COVID-19

Amanda Hamilton from National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) updates us on the paralegal world in light of COVID-19.   As we continue to go through the most unprecedented time, in which families, individuals and businesses are trying to survive extreme...

Searching for new job opportunities during COVID-19

Searching for new job opportunities during COVID-19

The last couple of months spent in lockdown has affected many lives in the legal industry, with staff now working from home, working reduced hours, or unfortunately, being furloughed. Jobs are more scarce because many employers can't justify bringing on new staff in...

How to cope with stress and anxiety

How to cope with stress and anxiety

It’s natural for anyone to fall victim to stress or anxiety at any point in life, whether you are prone to these conditions or you’re going through a particularly difficult situation, like divorce, bereavement, or even lockdown at the hands of coronavirus.  It’s tough...

How to conduct legal research

How to conduct legal research

Today we’re joined by our partner The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to discuss how you can perform legal research as a secretary, and the approach taken by some lawyers for this common legal task.   Where to research the law If you need to research a...

Why should you undertake paralegal training and how far should you go?

Why should you undertake paralegal training and how far should you go?

We're joined again by Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP). Today, Amanda provides some useful advice on paralegal training and how far you might wish to take it.   It’s true to say that there is no statutory...

CV refresher: why you should upload yours now

CV refresher: why you should upload yours now

Being stuck at home forces you to reflect on the life you currently have and the life you want to have post pandemic. This might include your career in law. While there has been a reduction in job postings due to the current situation, recruiters are still stockpiling...

How lawyers have transitioned to working from home amid coronavirus

How lawyers have transitioned to working from home amid coronavirus

Today we're joined by Andrea and Dhani, who are both Solicitors working at Spencer Shaw Solicitors, to see how they have adjusted to working from home full-time amid the coronavirus outbreak. Dhani Uppal is an Associate Solicitor specialising in Debt and Civil Service...

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