SecsintheCity Announces PA of the Year Awards 2023 Winners

Jody Beard, a ‘calm and strategic EA, entirely focussed on how the operation works', was announced as PA of the Year 2023, at an awards ceremony hosted by SecsintheCity, the UK’s only dedicated PA job site.

The celebration, held at The Ivy, London, championed the essential support provided to businesses and executives by Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Legal Secretaries, and Office Managers UK-wide.

The winners of the PA of the Year awards 2023 are:

PA of the Year - Jody Beard, EA to the Managing Director of Visionary Finance

Biggest Ever National Paralegal Day Celebrations

The National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) hosted the biggest ever ‘National Paralegal Day’ celebrations at the House of Commons in London on Wednesday 8th November 2023.

The Jubilee Room was packed for the event which included the very first ‘NALP Paralegal Achievement Awards’.

The winners for the 2022-2023 Awards were:

Highest Achievement for the NALP Level 3 Award in Paralegal Practice 2022/23 - sponsored by NPC (National Paralegal College). The winner was Sarah O’Neill, a student at Law Training Centre, Kent.

Highest Achievement for the NALP Level 3 Certificate in Paralegal Practice 2022/23 – sponsored by Mindful Education. The winner was Madison Earl, a student at Data Law.

You Are Invited to National Paralegal Day 2023 at The House of Commons

The National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) will be hosting the third National Paralegal Day with an evening event at the House of Commons in London on Wednesday 8 November 2023, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

The event will also host NALP’s very first ‘NALP Paralegal Achievement Awards’, which are being launched this year as part of National Paralegal Day. The Awards are for:

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.   

Emma Stacey, ILSPA’s Chief Executive commented:

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.