Some interesting results within the research. It raises the question of whether it is worth simply becoming a paralegal to get your foot in the door with your desired firm when unable to get a training contract. This is something which appears to happen more often now, since there are far more budding young lawyers than training contracts.  

Furthermore, this raises the thought of whether firms should dangle the proverbial 'training contract' carrot in front of paralegals to increase work output. Or, whether they should be told straight off they will not be offered a training contract here.

Either way there is probably no right or wrong answer, though it is definitely worth clicking through to see the research results.