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National Paralegal Awards open for entries to honour paralegal profession


The National Paralegal Awards are now inviting entries to find the best paralegals in the UK and in businesses supporting the legal profession.


This year there are 14 categories with ten awards for individuals, including Best Civil Litigation Paralegal, Best Patent Paralegal, Probate Researcher of the Year, Will Writer of the Year and Best Mediator and Arbitration Paralegal. 


There are four categories for businesses to enter, including Best Recruitment Organisation for Paralegals and Best Law Firm – Paralegal Development.


The Awards Gala will take place on Friday, 27 March 2020 in the Grand Hall of the Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, in London. Finalists and sponsors will enjoy a black-tie gala final to celebrate achievements and announce the winners of each category.


The Professional Paralegal Register (PPR), which hosts the awards, is a voluntary registered scheme to promote professional paralegals as a recognised fourth arm of the legal profession – and to enhance consumer choice and protection. Managing director of The Professional Paralegal Register, Rita Leat, said:


“We are delighted to host these annual awards to showcase and reward the work of paralegals across the UK. These are professional awards with strict criteria, to ensure that our finalists and winners are the best the UK has to offer.”


This year’s headline sponsor is international genealogists and probate researchers, Fraser and Fraser, who were awarded Paralegal Business of the Year 2019. Partner Neil Fraser said:


“Fraser and Fraser celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and we are delighted to be the headline sponsor of this year’s National Paralegal Awards.


“As a firm, we understand the crucial role paralegals play across the sector –

and these awards provide well deserved recognition to the individuals and organisations that have achieved great things.”


Chairman of the CCUA, Amir Ali, will be heading up the independent judging panel – which comprises highly regarded business and legal professionals.   Mr Ali said:


“I was honoured to be asked to return to this year’s judging panel and to chair the panel. The PPR’s National Paralegal Awards is now very much a firm fixture within the legal calendar.  


“Paralegals, in all their forms, are the backbone of the industry, often working in the shadows – and these awards shine a much needed light on the vital role they play in the delivery of legal services in the marketplace.”


Entries for the Paralegal Awards 2020 are now open and will close on 13 December 2019 at 5pm.


For the second year, the event’s charity partner will support The Young Citizens, who work to help young people become active, engaged and motivated citizens, who are able to contribute positively to their communities.


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Our website is updated regularly and the latest paralegal jobs, paralegal jobs in London, trainee paralegal jobs, part-time paralegal jobs, graduate paralegal jobs and human rights paralegal jobs are available online.

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