The quest is on to find the Best Paralegals in 2022

The quest is on to find the Best Paralegals in 2022

National Paralegal Awards

Now in its fourth year, the National Paralegal Awards returns with its quest to find the Best Paralegals in the UK and businesses that support the industry.

This year there are 19 categories comprising of 14 awards for individuals to enter, and five categories for businesses to enter.

Individual Categories:

  • Paralegal of the Year Midlands & North
  • Paralegal of the Year South
  • National Paralegal of the Year UK
  • Best Conveyancing/Real Estate Paralegal
  • Best Trade Mark Paralegal
  • Best Patent Paralegal
  • Best Paralegal Apprentice of the Year
  • Best Employment/HR Paralegal
  • Best Probate Research Paralegal
  • Will Writer of the Year
  • Best Family Law Paralegal
  • Best Litigation Paralegal
  • Community Champion Of the Year
  • Best Newcomer/Young Practitioner

Business Categories:

  • National Paralegal Business of the Year
  • National Probate Research Business of the Year
  • Will Writing Business of the Year
  • Best Law Firm – Paralegal Development
  • Best Legal Profession Supplier Award

Entries opened on 5th April and will close on 17th June 2022 at 5pm. Finalists will be announced on the 5th of August 2022.

There is an “early bird” discount of £50 per individual category and £125 per business category. You can enter up to three categories. Three categories can be a combination of both Individual and Business categories. The discount only runs till Friday 6th May 2022 at midnight.

You will have until the 17th of June to submit your entry once you have registered and paid.

After 6th May, 2022 the entry fee price will increase to £75 per individual category and £155 per business category.

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 the Right Legal Group, an innovative Alternative Business Structure (ABS) established in 2014 solely specialising in Wills and Probate law.

Carrie Caladine, Managing Director of Right Legal Group, said:

“I am so delighted that we are this year’s headline sponsors of the Paralegal Awards. We have championed the role of the professional paralegal since we set up our business and have taken an active role in supporting the growth of paralegals in legal businesses across England and Wales.  The awards provide us with a much-needed opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements of those that play such a vital role in the industry.

Stephen Gowland, member of the Legal Services Board, will be heading up the independent judging panel, which is made of highly regarded business and legal professionals, said:

“I was honoured to be asked to return to this year’s Judging Panel and to assume the role of Head Judge. 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 further information, email [email protected]. To enter the awards, visit www.nationalparalegalawards.com

Jamie Lennox

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