Got a legal issue – call a solicitor, yes?------- Not necessarily.

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Got a legal issue – call a solicitor, yes? Not necessarily. It may be that a paralegal is what you need. So, what is a paralegal? What’s the difference between a paralegal and a solicitor, and when might it make sense to use one?
 
A Paralegal is legally trained and educated to perform legal tasks and offer legal assistance but is not a qualified solicitor. However, a Paralegal can do virtually everything that a solicitor can do except activities that are referred to as: ‘Reserved Activities’ (which we’ll cover later).


There is no statutory regulation for paralegals in the same way as there is for solicitors, so it’s important to ask for evidence of the paralegal’s qualifications and experience and check they are a member of a professional body such as the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP).

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