Coronavirus: Managing Director Message

Rita Leat, PPR's Managing DirectorIt has been a very difficult time for all of us since Covid-19 came unwanted into our lives. Here at the PPR it is business as usual albeit we are working from different locations.

Our RRC Committee will function as normal and so there are no changes to the rules, procedures or policies at this time.

The most important thing is that you keep physically and mentally safe and follow the government guidelines.

Keep communicating with friends, family, clients and us by any distant medium you have available to you.   If you have any concerns about your registration or Paralegal Practising Certificate then please do contact us as we are here to help.

The Institute of Paralegals, one of our Recognised Bodies has published two articles in the last few days which may be useful 5 Tips on Taking Instructions Remotely and Paralegal Business: A Guide to Business Continuity and we are reminding paralegals that they have access to LawCare should they need to talk about anything that is worrying them.

Keep Safe,

Rita Leat

Managing Director, The PPR.

The Institute of Paralegals (IoP) launch new charter to improve diversity and inclusion for the paralegal profession.

The Institute of Paralegals has released a new strategy for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the legal profession.

The charter outlines why change is needed and the approach that needs to be taken by the Institute, its members and partners, to ensure that individuals from all backgrounds are not only recruited into the sector but retained and progressed too.

The Paralegal sector is the most diverse sector providing legal services and the IoP is proud to support the development of paralegals to improve diversity of opportunity to enter the legal services market.

A new Diversity and Inclusion panel is being formed by the IoP.  It will advise, evaluate and monitor progress on this agenda.

For more information and to sign the Charter please click here

Rita Leat Chief Exec of the Institute of Paralegals commented:

“We are very proud to launch the first ever Diversity and Inclusion Charter for the paralegal profession. It is vitally important that our sector feeds into the work that is being carried out by wider legal sector, to ensure that we can learn, share and improve diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We hope that solicitors firms and other employers of paralegals embrace the charter and sign up to show commitment to diverse legal services market’”.