209 Women Exhibition

Date : 14 Jan 2019, 10:51 a.m.

An exhibition called '209 Women' has been set up to mark 100 years since women have been able to be elected into UK parliament. The exhibition features beautiful photographic portraits of the women who are currently MPs. Please read more about the exhibition through Positive News.

Positive News is an online platform and magazine which focuses on all the good things which are happening in the world. They believe that the mainstream media tends to be negative and so they have become pioneers for constructive journalism where progress, possibility and solutions are at the forefront of their reports.

ILSPA thoroughly ...

Salaries for Legal Professionals

Date : 10 Jan 2019, 11:56 a.m.

Simply Law Jobs have recently published data which outlines the average salaries for legal professionals here. The data is based on the job adverts which were posted on their job site in 2017-18.

You will see that there has been an increase in salaries for Legal Secretaries of 7.59% which is great news. Whilst the average salary for a Legal Secretary is listed as £22,347.46, keep in mind that Simply Law Jobs advertise vacancies throughout the UK with low income areas reducing the overall figure. Starting salaries in London tend to be around £18,000-£20,000 a year and Legal Secretaries with lots of experience ...

Next Evening Class in London

Date : 7 Jan 2019, 11:04 a.m.

ILSPA's next Legal Secretaries Diploma evening class is starting at the end of the month on Tuesday 29 January. As usual it is being held at Regent's University in Regent's Park, London. The class will be taking place one evening per week for fourteen weeks from 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

Regent's University is situated just inside the entrance to the park and it is well lit up at night. As the days get lighter, Students will be able to benefit from the beautiful surroundings. There is a lovely view of the river from York bridge where Students cross over on the way ...

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - January 2019

Date : 2 Jan 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Happy New Year from everyone at ILSPA! We would like you to know that the January edition of our Legal Secretary Journal has just been published.

As it's a new year, we are focusing on your personal and professional development goals, whether you are a Student or experienced Legal Secretary. It's the perfect time to think about what you want to achieve this year.

There are a couple of excellent articles which will help you develop the right attitude and organisational skills to make those much needed improvements to your life. Advice is provided on working on your weaker ...

ILSPA Graduate Discount

Date : 17 Dec 2018, 2:50 p.m.

If you have qualified with ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma, you are entitled to 20% off our Single Subject Legal courses.

Many of our Students enjoy their studies with us so much that they decide to advance their studies by taking one of our Advanced Diploma courses. You can deepen your knowledge of the key practice areas in the Legal Secretaries Diploma course or study a completely different area of law such as Criminal Law or Corporate & Commercial Law.

As you slow down after Christmas, it's a great time to enrol and set yourself up for advancing your career in ...

Sending Speculative Job Applications to Law Firms

Date : 13 Dec 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Vacancies are not always advertised with recruitment agencies as it can be expensive for law firms to do so. Due to this, some firms advertise positions directly on their websites or invite speculative applications.

ILSPA has found that writing to law firms directly, sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter, is a very successful way for our Members to secure employment. It shows that you are assertive, proactive and confident. Through the documents you send, you can really show how competent you are with Legal Secretary work. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like help with ...

Have You Developed Yourself Professionally this Year?

Date : 10 Dec 2018, 11:59 a.m.

This year is drawing to an end and it is a good time to take note of the professional development you may have achieved in your working life.

We encourage our Members to advance their knowledge and skills through Continuing Professional Development. CPD can consist of many different areas such as studying a course relevant to your career or attending a job-related training programme, in-house or otherwise. For example, you could deepen your understanding of a specific area of law or improve your communication skills.

You may already be aware of ILSPA's Continuing Professional Development Programme, but if not you have the ...

ILSPA Christmas and New Year Closing Dates

Date : 6 Dec 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Please note that we will be closed for Christmas and the New Year from Wednesday 19 December until Wednesday 2 January. If you are a Student and would like help with your coursework, you will still be able to contact your Course Assessor by email during this period. For those of you who haven't contacted her before, you can find her details in the Help and Support section of your online course material.

We are really looking forward to celebrating the end of a great year at our Christmas party next week. It's a great chance for the staff to get ...

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - December 2018

Date : 3 Dec 2018, 12:01 p.m.

The December edition of our Legal Secretary Journal has just been published. This is the last publication for our journal for this year and we would like to thank our readership for keeping in touch with the Legal Secretary world. Similarly to our blog, our aim is to inform you about what's going on and to help you advance your career.

In this month's journal, you can read about Joyce Dadzie who won SecsintheCity's Outstanding PA of the Year Award. Joyce is a Legal PA at Axiom Law and loves her work. The SecsintheCity judges said that one of the reasons she won ...

PA of the Year 2018 Winners

Date : 29 Nov 2018, 10:39 a.m.

SecsintheCity have announced their winners for this year's PA of the Year Awards. SecsintheCity is a job site dedicated to Personal and Executive Assistants. Every year they hold an awards ceremony to recognise the most talented and hard working people in the profession.

12 finalists were shortlisted from 500 nominations. This was no easy feat for the judges who found so much talent among the nominees. After a series of interviews, 4 winners were finally chosen.

The winner of the Legal PA of the year category was Amy Franklyn who is the Executive Assistant to the Head of Corporate‚Äč at Bird & ...