Central Law Training in association with the University of Law is a leading provider of specialist paralegal training, pioneering the concept over 20 years ago.

Flexible distance learning in your chosen area of law enables you to gain a graduate level subject specific Specialist Paralegal Qualification that fits around your current work and family commitments.

Over 9000 paralegals have already qualified with us. Fast track your career with graduate level study and no entry requirements. Boost your career in a maximum of 18 months, and probably less, with a career focused programme of study that gives you skills you can immediately apply to your current role.

Our Specialist Paralegal Qualifications are flexible and cost-effective. We provide all course materials, assignments and a final exam. The benefits of training with CLT include:

  • No set entry requirements
  • Enrol at any time
  • Graduate Level
  • Providing a complete practical overview of your chosen subject area
  • Flexible study - no submission deadlines
  • Graduates are invited to our annual graduation ceremony – the largest paralegal networking event in the UK
  • Graduates can join the Accredited Paralegal Scheme
  • The highest level of paralegal training available in the UK
  • Support staff contactable throughout the course

"In the short amount of time since completing the course, it's amazing the doors that have opened for me...definitely go for it." 
Maxine Baird, CLT Specialist Paralegal Qualification graduate

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Paralegal Frequently Asked Questions

Paralegals are essential to the delivery of legal services. They work closely with solicitors and barristers to provide support in the legal sector.

Paralegals work in private practice as legal assistants, legal executives, legal secretaries, as well as throughout the private and public sectors.

Many paralegals are employed outside the legal profession in roles that have a legal element, for example:

  • Caseworkers
  • Company secretaries
  • Compliance and regulatory staff
  • Contracts managers
  • Housing advisers
  • HR professionals
  • Financial advisers
  • Local authority teams
  • Will writers

Paralegals carry out processing work at all levels, which can often be similar to the work of a trainee solicitor. In many sectors a Qualified Paralegal can progress a case from a client’s first meeting until completion of a case.

The vast majority of paralegals specialise in a practice area. Our portfolio is designed to cover all of the most common practice areas.

Advantages to firms:

  • Increase fee-earning capacity
  • Reduce risk
  • Maximise operational efficiency
  • Demonstrate competence
  • Professional support teams
  • Incentivise staff
  • Introduce identifiable training standards

Benefits to individuals:

  • Increase value to employer
  • Develop new skills and knowledge
  • Improve credibility
  • Realise potential
  • Enhance career prospects
  • Display commitment to excellence
  • Join a growing paralegal profession

We have been delivering top class training to better equip paralegals and legal support teams for twenty years, working with strategic academic partners to provide industry leading skills and knowledge programmes in subject specific disciplines.

At Central Law Training, we are delighted to work in partnership with the Law Society of Scotland’s Accredited Paralegal Scheme as one of their recognised education providers. Graduates of our Specialist Paralegal Qualifications are guaranteed to meet the Law Society’s education requirements, which means we can offer a unique, risk-free route to Accreditation.