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Paula Lennon

Paula D. Lennon lives in a sea view apartment in beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica. She has been involved in the legal profession for more than 14 years, having qualified as a solicitor in September 2000. She practised as a commercial lawyer in London for many years, specializing in company/commercial, contracts, EC law and financial services.

In the past, Paula has worked for large UK law firms, a financial planning plc in Tech City, a FTSE 250 recruitment company and a UK government department. Her legal experience includes a secondment to the Enforcement Division of the UK financial services regulator, The Financial Services Authority (now known as The Financial Conduct Authority).

Paula has written for the Defense Counsel Journal, a quarterly journal of the International Association of Defense Counsel, International Business Lawyer, Strategic Risk magazine, and for the Litigation Letter section of i-law.com. Paula has also contributed academic papers for UK companies Academic Knowledge and Prospect Solution. She is the author of two e-books on Jamaica, and has ghost written many articles and reports for a wide range of clients worldwide, including law firms and in-house counsel. Paula has her own professional writing services business.

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The Digital Underworld: 10 of the Most Common Cybercrimes The Digital Underworld: 10 of the Most Common Cybercrimes The Digital Underworld: 10 of the Most Common Cybercrimes The Digital Underworld: 10 of the Most Common Cybercrimes


Cybercrimes vary greatly, and some can even lead to death. Knowledge and vigilance is key to avoid becoming a victim, so learn about the...

Annulment, Separation or Divorce: Which Is the Best Option for Me? Annulment, Separation or Divorce: Which Is the Best Option for Me? Annulment, Separation or Divorce: Which Is the Best Option for Me? Annulment, Separation or Divorce: Which Is the Best Option for Me?


Ending your marriage but not sure whether to choose an annulment, separation or divorce? A lawyer has advice about the best option for your...

4 Common Questions About Making a Citizen's Arrest 4 Common Questions About Making a Citizen's Arrest 4 Common Questions About Making a Citizen's Arrest 4 Common Questions About Making a Citizen's Arrest


Making a citizen’s arrest may seem like a noble gesture, but it could land you in an expensive legal minefield. Here's what you need to...

Car Accidents: How to Win Your Case and Get the Biggest Settlement Possible Car Accidents: How to Win Your Case and Get the Biggest Settlement Possible Car Accidents: How to Win Your Case and Get the Biggest Settlement Possible Car Accidents: How to Win Your Case and Get the Biggest Settlement Possible


Been involved in a serious car accident? In this article, you'll learn what to do following the incident, how to win your case, and get the...

Social Security Disability: How to File, Appeal and Win Your SSDI or SSI Case Social Security Disability: How to File, Appeal and Win Your SSDI or SSI Case Social Security Disability: How to File, Appeal and Win Your SSDI or SSI Case Social Security Disability: How to File, Appeal and Win Your SSDI or SSI Case


All is not lost if you suddenly find yourself unable to work and provide for yourself or your family. You may qualify for either SSDI or...

A Look at Pardons in the Legal System A Look at Pardons in the Legal System A Look at Pardons in the Legal System A Look at Pardons in the Legal System


The vast majority of criminals are never pardoned. Although rare, however, pardons do still happen on occasion—but not without their fair...

But I'm Guilty: What to Do if You've Committed a Crime But I'm Guilty: What to Do if You've Committed a Crime But I'm Guilty: What to Do if You've Committed a Crime But I'm Guilty: What to Do if You've Committed a Crime


Are you guilty of committing a crime? Whether you've been charged with a minor or serious offense, your best option is to retain a good...

How to Prepare for Family Court How to Prepare for Family Court How to Prepare for Family Court How to Prepare for Family Court


Is your case going to family court? Whether the issue is divorce, custody, domestic abuse or child support, the key to a successful outcome...

An In-Depth Look at the Legal Side of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect An In-Depth Look at the Legal Side of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect An In-Depth Look at the Legal Side of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect An In-Depth Look at the Legal Side of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect


Older people are legally protected by elder law, which covers nursing home abuse and neglect. In this article, we take a look at the...

The 10 Most Notorious Wrongful Convictions (and Why They Happened) The 10 Most Notorious Wrongful Convictions (and Why They Happened) The 10 Most Notorious Wrongful Convictions (and Why They Happened) The 10 Most Notorious Wrongful Convictions (and Why They Happened)


A wrongful conviction is one of the worst things that could happen to a person. Justipedia takes a look at the most notorious of such cases...

The Top 5 Objections in Court Trials The Top 5 Objections in Court Trials The Top 5 Objections in Court Trials The Top 5 Objections in Court Trials


How many times have we read, heard or seen the phrase, "Objection, your Honor!" in legal-themed media? In this article, we discuss the 5...

What to Know if You Are a Witness in a Criminal Court Case What to Know if You Are a Witness in a Criminal Court Case What to Know if You Are a Witness in a Criminal Court Case What to Know if You Are a Witness in a Criminal Court Case


Have you been called to court as a witness for a criminal case? From the time you are subpoenaed to after the trial is over, there are...

Warrantless Arrest: 6 Instances in which It Happens Warrantless Arrest: 6 Instances in which It Happens Warrantless Arrest: 6 Instances in which It Happens Warrantless Arrest: 6 Instances in which It Happens


On TV, you often hear law enforcement officers say, 'We have a warrant for your arrest,' before taking somebody into police custody....

6 Things Every Criminal Defendant Should Receive 6 Things Every Criminal Defendant Should Receive 6 Things Every Criminal Defendant Should Receive 6 Things Every Criminal Defendant Should Receive


Once charged with a crime, a person becomes a criminal defendant and the state has to prove its case against the suspect. Every criminal...

7 Lessons You Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces 7 Lessons You Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces 7 Lessons You Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces 7 Lessons You Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces


When it comes to celebrity divorces, courts are obliged to make judgments based on the facts, not on media stories and public opinion. Here...

The 10 Most Expensive Divorces in the United States The 10 Most Expensive Divorces in the United States The 10 Most Expensive Divorces in the United States The 10 Most Expensive Divorces in the United States


Michael Jordan, Mel Gibson, Neil Diamond... what do they all have in common? These high-profile divorcees have been involved in some of the...

The Top 20 Legal Quotes from Movies The Top 20 Legal Quotes from Movies The Top 20 Legal Quotes from Movies The Top 20 Legal Quotes from Movies


Some of the most popular books, TV shows and movies focus on the law and the work of lawyers. Here we take a look at the top memorable...

Was I Assaulted? How to Know and What to Do About It Was I Assaulted? How to Know and What to Do About It Was I Assaulted? How to Know and What to Do About It Was I Assaulted? How to Know and What to Do About It


Being the victim of assault can be a traumatizing experience. To get the legal justice you deserve, you need to be aware of the different...

Expenses that Are Not Covered by Workers' Compensation Expenses that Are Not Covered by Workers' Compensation Expenses that Are Not Covered by Workers' Compensation Expenses that Are Not Covered by Workers' Compensation


Workers’ compensation insurance is available to workers to cover costs incurred in relation to on-the-job injuries and illnesses. However,...

10 Things to Know about Child Support 10 Things to Know about Child Support 10 Things to Know about Child Support 10 Things to Know about Child Support


Trying to figure out child support? Here are 10 of the most important things to know and understand about the process

All About Alimony All About Alimony All About Alimony All About Alimony


Alimony is a simple concept, but the details can get very, very complicated. Find out how it works in this Justipedia article

Divorce: How to Divide Things Up Divorce: How to Divide Things Up Divorce: How to Divide Things Up Divorce: How to Divide Things Up


One of the primary goals of a successful divorce is the equitable division of marital assets and debts. Find out what steps to take and...

9 Steps to Filing for Divorce 9 Steps to Filing for Divorce 9 Steps to Filing for Divorce 9 Steps to Filing for Divorce


Once the decision has been made to file for divorce, there are a number of steps that must be taken if you want the process to go as...

Divorce: 8 Signs You Need a Lawyer Divorce: 8 Signs You Need a Lawyer Divorce: 8 Signs You Need a Lawyer Divorce: 8 Signs You Need a Lawyer


Perhaps you and your spouse can negotiate your split amicably and fairly. If not, you might need a lawyer to help. Here are 8 signs you...

The Basics of Posting Bail The Basics of Posting Bail The Basics of Posting Bail The Basics of Posting Bail


Bail and the process surrounding it can be confusing to even the most seasoned defendant; however, the fundamental principles behind it are...

An Intro to Legal Fees: What Lawyers Charge, Why, and How You Can Save An Intro to Legal Fees: What Lawyers Charge, Why, and How You Can Save An Intro to Legal Fees: What Lawyers Charge, Why, and How You Can Save An Intro to Legal Fees: What Lawyers Charge, Why, and How You Can Save


Attorney fees can vary wildly based on a number of factors. We provide some guidelines on how lawyers charge—and how you can reduce what...

Stopped by Police? Here's What to Do Stopped by Police? Here's What to Do Stopped by Police? Here's What to Do Stopped by Police? Here's What to Do


For most people, being stopped by police will be peaceful and uneventful. However, it's important to know your rights when confronted by...

Legal Aid: What It Is and Who Qualifies to Receive It Legal Aid: What It Is and Who Qualifies to Receive It Legal Aid: What It Is and Who Qualifies to Receive It Legal Aid: What It Is and Who Qualifies to Receive It


Legal aid is the provision of legal representation for those who can't afford it. However, it's not so easy to come by. Learn how to...

What You Need to Know About Disability Claims What You Need to Know About Disability Claims What You Need to Know About Disability Claims What You Need to Know About Disability Claims


If you live in the United States, you may be entitled to disability insurance, provided that you satisfy the Social Security...

DUI: What to Expect DUI: What to Expect DUI: What to Expect DUI: What to Expect


Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a serious driving offense—and a criminal one. However, there are various ways of...

Got a Legal Problem? When and How to Seek Legal Advice Got a Legal Problem? When and How to Seek Legal Advice Got a Legal Problem? When and How to Seek Legal Advice Got a Legal Problem? When and How to Seek Legal Advice


If you've run into legal trouble or have questions, there are several routes that you can take, from representing yourself to consulting...

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