News/Events

The Royal Courts of Justice Tours – ILSPA Discount

The Royal Courts of Justice has offered our Students and Members a 30% discount on its tours. Visiting the RCJ is a wonderful experience where Students’ course material comes to life and they can get an inside look at a real-life working courtroom. Students and Members will also have the opportunity to join the RCJ’s new Half-Day Legal London tour when places are offered to us. This is a legal walking tour which combines a tour of inside the fabulous Royal Courts of Justice with a walk through some of London’s beautiful Inns of Court. Please keep an eye on our Legal Secretary Blog for available dates over the coming months.

ILSPA Forms New Partnership with The Institute of Legal Finance and Management

It is with great pleasure that we announce our new partnership with The Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM). As two organisations committed to the education, progression, and recognition of those working as support staff in the legal sector, we are proud to have a partnership that enables us to raise awareness of the invaluable work these individual specialists do in the profession.   

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TotallyLegal Reveals the Inside Scoop of the Legal PA and Secretary Recruitment Market

To bring in 2023, TotallyLegal surveyed over 900 legal professionals to understand the finer details of their working lives, including salaries, bonuses and job satisfaction. The feedback and results revealed an educated and experienced audience covering a range of roles, including the valued Legal PA and Legal Secretary niche.

SecsintheCity 2023 Salary Survey Reveals Positive News for Legal Support Staff

SecsintheCity, the UK’s number one specialist job site for PAs, EAs and business support professionals, has published the results of its 2023 salary survey. Over 1,500 professionals detailed the intricate insights of their working lives, shining a light on salaries, bonuses and benefits.

Heat Recruitment Legal Salary Survey 2023 Reports Increase in Legal Salaries

For many years now, the nationwide team at Heat Recruitment, have been collating retrospective analytical data from their in-house software systems. This has allowed them to create a comparative salary data set across all the sectors that they work in, including legal. They formalise this data and make it more widely available in the form of a Salary Survey.

Their previous Salary Surveys have been very successful at allowing legal professionals, including legal support staff, to gain further understanding of what salaries they could expect year on year. As well as showing how their current salary stood up to the average, and revealing what trends were noticeable in their sector at that time.

Take Part in the TotallyLegal 2023 Salary Survey

ILSPA partner, TotallyLegal, has launched their 2023 salary survey and they need you to take part!

As the UK’s leading specialist legal job site for lawyers and legal professionals, TotallyLegal is setting out to gauge how the post-pandemic landscape has shaped the candidate-driven legal recruitment market.

Consulting findings from previous TotallyLegal audience insight surveys, they strive to investigate the current trends facing the legal recruitment landscape, following the steady recovery from our recent chapter of uncertainty. 

Introducing the 2022 Winners of the PA of the Year Awards

Last month saw the gathering of PAs, EAs and Office Managers, from across the UK, to celebrate the annual SecsintheCity PA of the Year Awards, sponsored by Tay Associates.

Boasting the splendour of the Ivy in London, the event saw hopeful nominees, friends, and supportive colleagues gather to celebrate the achievement of all those involved.

Having received an outstanding 700 nominations, the judges whittled down the nominees to just 19. 

The PA Show is Coming to the Heart of London’s Business District

Registration for The PA Show Canary Wharf is now live, and you can apply for your pass today!

Following popular demand from the PA Community, we are excited to launch a new boutique edition of the popular PA Show on the 2 November at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf.

We look forward to welcoming London’s most elite PA’s, EA’s, VA’s, Secretaries and Legal Secretaries along with business and administrative professionals. This niche event will be enriched with great content and networking opportunities, with an impressive and carefully selected collection of exhibitors, including venues and corporate gifting. This is the perfect environment to network and source products and services just before Christmas.

What’s on at the show?

Q&A with Aaron Bailey: Legal PA of the Year Finalist

Last year, SecsintheCity caught up with Legal PA Aaron Bailey, one of the PA of the Year finalists in 2021. In this Q&A you can find out about Aaron’s journey to becoming a Legal PA, the incredible work he has done for the LGBTQIA+ community and his experience of being a finalist at the SecsintheCity PA of the Year Awards.

How did you become a Legal PA?