2020 National Paralegal Awards Now Open

The National Paralegal Awards are back, with entries now open to find the Best Paralegals in the UK and businesses that support the industry. 

Rita Leat, Managing Director of The Professional Paralegal Register who host the awards 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 Fraser and Fraser, who were awarded ‘Paralegal Business of the Year 2019’.

Neil Fraser, Partner at Fraser and Fraser said:

“Fraser and Fraser celebrate 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”.

Amir Ali, Chairman of the CCUA will be heading up the independent judging panel, which is made highly regarded business and legal professionals.

Amir 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”.

For the second year, the events 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.

Interested in entering? The categories for this year’s awards are:

Categories for individuals
  • Paralegal of the Year
  • Best Conveyancing Paralegal
  • Best Trade Mark Paralegal
  • Best Patent Paralegal (new category)
  • Best Arbitration/Mediation Paralegal
  • Best Employment/HR Paralegal
  • Best Probate Research Paralegal
  • Will Writer of the Year (new category)
  • Best Family Law Paralegal
  • Best Civil Litigation Paralegal (new category)
Categories for business/organisations
  • Paralegal Business of the Year
  • Will Writing Business of the Year
  • Best Law Firm – Paralegal Development
  • Paralegal Recruitment Organisation of the Year

The awards evening on the 27th March 2020, will see all of the finalists and sponsors gather together for a black-tie gala final held in the Grand Hall, Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden to celebrate the achievements in the room.

For more information on the awards and how to enter visit www.nationalparalegalawards.com. Entries close on 13th December 2019 at 5pm.