Member Benefits

This page contains a brief summation of our membership benefits:

  1. Free webinars to count towards your CPD – coming soon
  2. Discounts on numerous goods and services
  3. IoP Professional Designation
  4. Annual Hallmarked Membership Certificate.
  5. Free daily e-news legal updates from Lexology
  6. Free monthly paralegal publication in collaboration with the New Law Journal
  7. Access to our paralegal forum
  8. Eligibility to become a registered and or regulated member of the Professional Paralegal Register
  9. Free affiliate membership with the New York City Paralegal Association
  10. Discounted membership with the Royal Over-Seas League
  11. Confirmed right to countersign passports

1. Complimentary Webinars

The IoP is working with a new supplier to provide us with new style webinars that we intend to provide free to our Associate, Qualified and Fellow Members. We are hopeful that these will be available in the Autumn of 2017.

2. Discounts on Numerous Goods and Services (Both Professional and Personal)

You will get discounts on many of the following goods and services, and if you use just the most popular ones you should save more than the cost of membership.

**Please note that the list below is for illustrative purposes and will change on occasion

• Airport car parking
• Airport hotels
• Books
• Business broadband
• Business landlines
• Business mobile phones
• Business strategy advice (free)
• Careers advice (free)
• Car insurance
• Car rental
• Cash-back gift cards
• Club membership eligibility (Royal Over-Seas League Club)
• Cottage holidays
• Dedicated financial planning helpline
• E-journal – the monthly publication ‘The Paralegal’ (free)
• Energy price comparison service
• Eye care
• Flower deliveries
• Foreign exchange
• Gourmet Society 2-for-1 dining card
• Gym membership
• Home insurance
• Hotel and short break discounts
• IT training
• Jermyn Street shirts
• Life insurance (term)
• Magazine subscriptions
• Mortgage services
• New Law Journal
• Office supplies
• Personal broadband
• Personal landlines
• Personal mobile phones
• Private medical insurance
• Roadside assistance
• Sayshopping vouchers
• Short breaks
• Tax returns- employees
• Tax returns & accounts- self employed
• Top theme parks & attractions
•Training (two free online SRA CPD approved courses each year)
• Travel insurance
• Vehicle servicing
• Venue finding service
• Web & ecommerce design

3. IoP Professional Designation

The paralegal profession is largely unregulated. Therefore if you want to be seen as a professional legal practitioner then you should look to upgrade to one of the higher grades of membership: Associate Paralegal; Qualified Paralegal or Fellow of the IOP. Each of these professional qualifications grants you the right to use letters after your name: A.Inst.Pa or Q.Inst.Pa or F.Inst.Pa. Read more by clicking here.

4. Annual hallmarked membership certificate.

Members are issued with an annual hallmarked membership certificate.

5. Free daily legal updates

All members receive the IOP Newsstand service – you will get regular plain-English updates provided by lexology straight to your inbox on the following practice areas (you choose which ones you want):

• Arbitration
• Asset finance
• Aviation
• Banking
• Environment
• Capital markets
• Commercial property
• Company & commercial
• Competition
• Construction
• Corporate finance/M&A
• Corporate immigration
• Corporate tax
• Derivatives
• E-commerce
• Employment & labour
• Energy & natural resources
• Franchising
• General practice
• Healthcare
• Information technology
• Insolvency & restructuring
• Insurance & reinsurance
• Intellectual property
• Leisure & tourism
• Litigation
• Media & entertainment
• Private client & offshore services
• Product liability
• Professional negligence
• Projects & procurement
• Public
• Securitization & structured finance
• Shipping & transport
• Telecommunications
• Trade & customs
• White collar crime

6. Free monthly paralegal publication in collaboration with the New Law Journal

All members will receive ‘The Paralegal’ monthly e-journal containing essential information for paralegals, including important changes in law and practice and sector news.

7. Access to the paralegal forum

All members have access to our paralegal legal forum via LinkedIn where they can engage with thousands of paralegals, take part in debates and gain information on paralegal opportunities. Our forum is the largest paralegal forum on LinkedIn.

8. Eligibility to become a registered and or regulated member of the Professional Paralegal Register

The Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) is a voluntary regulatory scheme to promote professional paralegals as a recognised fourth arm of the legal profession and to enhance consumer choice and protection. The PPR is the voluntary regulator for all paralegals in England and Wales.

9. Free affiliate membership with the New York City Paralegal Associate

Free reciprocal membership of the NYCPA is open to all Associate, Qualified and Fellow of the IOP members. Contact the Institute’s Membership Secretary if you wish to join the NYCPA (

10. Discounted membership with the Royal Over-Seas League

All Institute members are eligible to apply to join the Royal Over-Seas League club – and at discounted corporate rates. The ROL has club houses in St James’ London and Edinburgh, and gives access to some 80 prestigious clubs worldwide. See

11. Confirmed right to countersign passports

The government's Identity and Passport Service requires passport applications and any accompanying photographs to be countersigned by someone from the list of suitable professions. Members of the Institute who have achieved Associate Paralegal, Qualified Paralegal or Fellow of the IOP status are eligible.

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