Here, you can find an overview of all the main questions around what being a paralegal entails. For more in-depth information, take a look at our What is a Paralegal page and our How to Become a Paralegal page.
This is a legal role that requires an in-depth knowledge of law and legal matters, but is not a qualified lawyer, such as a solicitor, a barrister or a chartered legal executive.
They provide support to solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives in a number of different tasks, from administrative to taking care of clients. Find out more.
Whilst these vary massively, a typical starting paralegal salary would most likely be between £17,000 to £25,000. This increases to around £40,000 with experience.
These are for school leavers with good academic records and strong A-Levels who wish to complete paralegal training within a law-firm rather than through a degree, LPC etc. Find out more about apprenticeships.
A-Levels are a basic start, if you want to apply for an apprenticeship. Otherwise, a minimum of a 2:2 at degree level for most law firms and possibly even the completion of the LPC.
Not technically, although it may be beneficial considering the competitive nature of the career path. You can apply for apprenticeships in this role.
Whilst both do basic legal research and are sometimes used interchangeably, there are a couple of differences – paralegals tend to have university degrees, more involvement with cases and higher salaries.
There are many, but here are a few to get you started:
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