Advice for Paralegals

How I became a paralegal

How I became a paralegal

From disappointing A-level grades to my first role At Simply Law we recently spoke to Millie Swaby-Pritchard, a paralegal who kindly shared what it has taken to become a paralegal. Millie shares her path to a legal career and careers advice for aspiring legal...

What does it take to become a paralegal?

What does it take to become a paralegal?

Introducing Bhajan We recently spoke to Bhajan S.S Khalsa, a paralegal who kindly shared what it takes to become a paralegal. Bhajan shared key tips for aspiring paralegals, his path to a paralegal position, and why he chose to pursue a career in the legal industry....

What qualifications do I need to become a paralegal?

What qualifications do I need to become a paralegal?

If you’re interested in the law but aren’t ready to become a lawyer (at least for now), then you may be interested in becoming a paralegal. You can spend your entire career as a paralegal. Alternatively, you can treat being a paralegal as a step on the path to...

What is a paralegal and what do they do?

What is a paralegal and what do they do?

There are a great many different careers in the legal sector, but not everyone is familiar with them. Many are now seeing the benefit in taking a route as a paralegal either as a long-term option or as a path towards other roles within the law. Paralegals are an...

5 misconceptions about being a paralegal

5 misconceptions about being a paralegal

The term “paralegal” originated in the USA. Since then, it’s been widely adopted in many countries, including the UK. It’s also widely misunderstood by the general public and, crucially, by people considering their future careers. With that in mind, Nannette Kendrick,...

How to become a paralegal with no experience

How to become a paralegal with no experience

Our partners NALP, uncover how you can become a paralegal with no experience. Ever dreamed of a career in law but are worried about the time it takes and the amount it costs to train? Or are you concerned that perhaps it’s too late for you – just that bit ‘too old’ to...

An interview with a paralegal at Hogan Lovells

An interview with a paralegal at Hogan Lovells

Introducing Samuel  We recently spoke with Samuel Tahir, Samuel is a paralegal at international law firm, Hogan Lovells. He kindly shared his path to becoming a paralegal, including how he secured his position at a global law firm and advice for aspiring legal...

Solicitors and Paralegals – what’s the difference?

Solicitors and Paralegals – what’s the difference?

In this article, our partners NALP discuss the difference between solicitors and paralegals, and how paralegals are now undertaking more of the work needed at a fraction of the cost, however, there are six key areas only to be undertaken by a solicitor. With the...

A day in the life of a magic circle corporate paralegal

A day in the life of a magic circle corporate paralegal

Introducing Amy Amy Law is an LPC/LLM student at Northumbria University and a corporate paralegal in a magic circle firm.   Why did you choose to pursue a career in law? I always loved watching court room dramas growing up – Law & Order was a favourite in my...

What salary you may expect as a paralegal

What salary you may expect as a paralegal

By Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) The first point to make when it comes to paralegal salaries is that they vary dramatically depending on where your employer is located, who your employer is and the kind of...

How to become a paralegal if you have a law degree

How to become a paralegal if you have a law degree

By Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) So, you have completed a law degree and the likelihood may have been that you were considering becoming a solicitor or barrister. What has changed your mind? Maybe you have...

Meet Keeva – Law student and junior paralegal

Meet Keeva – Law student and junior paralegal

Introducing Keeva Wilson We recently caught up with Keeva, an undergraduate law student at the University of Hertfordshire and a junior paralegal.   Pursuing a career in the legal industry  Keeva chose to pursue a career in the legal industry, after discovering...

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