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Attaining Equality in the Legal Profession

The USA celebrated Women's Equality Day on the 26 August where women were recognised for the progress they have made throughout history. The UK does not have a special day like this, however we are progressing in our own way.

Hot in the news recently has been the topic of the inequality of men and women in regards to pay. It has come to light that a gender pay gap still exists in some professions in our country, and this is an issue we need to resolve.

Are You a Good Communicator?

How we communicate has a big impact on our lives. The purpose of communication is to get your message across to others. This is a process that involves both the sender and the receiver of the message. To be successful in business you must communicate well, and communicating effectively is at the heart of interpersonal skills. Good communication skills require a high level of self-awareness.

21st-Century Wills

This month, we will consider the Law Commissions’ consultation on how Wills are made in England and Wales. Some of the key issues that are under review include:

• Giving greater flexibility to the Courts to uphold Wills that do not meet legal requirements 

• The possibility of online or electronic Will writing in the future

• Reducing the age at which someone can make a Will from 18 to 16

• Improving tests of a person’s capacity to make a Will 

Legal Secretary Vacancies August 2017

Here is a selection of vacancies from our Legal Secretary Jobs Board this month:

Legal Secretary x 2 - Owen Reed
Location: St Paul’s, London
Salary: £36,000 - £38,000

Owen Reed is looking for two Legal Secretaries to join a top law firm near St Pauls, London.

Standing Out in the Crowd – Part 2

Last month, I was looking at the motto of the Olympic Games (“Swifter, Higher, Stronger”) and indicated that it didn’t just apply to Olympians but to anyone who wanted to be the best, or at least be amongst the best, in whatever sphere where they wanted to excel. But, like with anything worthwhile, you have to work at it; it won’t be handed to you on a plate.

An Overview of a Legal Secretary’s Role in Litigation Cases

There is no denying that working as a Legal Secretary can prove to be an exceptionally exciting and rewarding career choice. If you are involved in dealing with litigation cases, you should find that no two days are ever the same. Even more important, those dreadful Monday morning blues will hopefully become a thing of the past when you actively look forward to turning up for your job at the start of a brand-new week. 

Should the Legal Age to Write a Will be Lowered?

When you consider that the vast majority of the law connected with Wills comes from an Act of Parliament that received Royal Assent at the very start of the Victorian era (the Wills Act 1837) and the capacity issue for writing a Will comes from a case precedent in 1870, it will not come as a surprise to any of us that the Law Commission has been evaluating the possibility of reform in this area. The Commission feels that the current legal age of 18 should be lowered to 16.

Could You be the SecsintheCity Legal PA of the Year 2017?

SecsintheCity, the UK’s only specialist job site for PAs and EAs, has launched their annual PA of the Year Awards.
 
For the sixth year running, we’re shining a light on PAs’ critical contribution to business, showcasing the country’s powerhouses of proactivity and professionalism.

Why Enter?

Scooping an award is the ultimate career accolade. So if you’ve earned a shot at the shortlist or know a PA who makes anything possible, it’s payback time. 

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