About The
Awards

The National Paralegal Awards are organised by the overarching voluntary regulator for Paralegals, the Professional Paralegal Register, champions and rewards the fantastic work being done by the great Paralegals in the UK.

The legal system would not operate without Paralegals and they provide both employers, businesses and consumers a cost-effective way of tapping into legal expertise and support. The National Paralegal Awards, is an exciting opportunity for the legal sector to reward and recognise the outstanding Paralegals in the UK.

Entered by some of the best, these awards are a chance for Paralegals to show what they have achieved and to be celebrated amongst their peers.

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The Awards

The awards are open to anyone working within the Paralegal sector. This includes those working as Will Writers, HR/Employment Advisers, Contracts Managers and many more job roles.

You do not need to be registered with the PPR or be a member of a membership body to enter these Awards.

Entries for 2021 opened on the 19 April 2021 and close on 28 June 2021 at 5pm. Entries received after this date will not be included. The judging panel will be made up of legal and business professionals of the highest standing.

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 28 May 2021 at midnight. 

You will have until the 28 June to submit your entry once you have registered and paid.

After that the price will increase to £75 per individual category and £155 per business category.

Finalists will be announced on the 11 August 2021.

We will gather together the finalists, chosen by our expert judging panel, with our sponsors and their guests for a virtual awards ceremony to celebrate excellence and to raise the profile of the work of Paralegals.

The Virtual Awards Ceremony will be on Thursday 23 September 2021, 6pm to 8pm and FREE for finalists and their guests to join. 

In addition, there will be a Winner's Lunch on Monday 18th October at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in the City of London, which is exclusive for the winners and sponsors of 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity for winners and sponsors to network face to face and for the sponsors to present winners with their trophy and framed certificate.

By entering the awards, you will be agreeing to purchase a ticket for £100 to attend the winner’s lunch, should you be a winner. The cost of this includes a glass of bubbly or orange juice on arrival, a three-course lunch, half a bottle of wine or soft drinks, your engraved trophy and framed certificate.

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The PPR

The Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) is a voluntary register and regulator to promote professional paralegals as a recognised fourth arm of the legal profession and to enhance consumer choice and protection.

The PPR was launched at the House of Lords in 2014 and has been developed in direct response to the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) that recommended a body should come forward to Regulate Paralegals who are working outside of a regulated sector.

Paralegals who are on the Register are regulated in terms of their professional conduct however, Professional Paralegals who hold a Paralegal Practising Certificate (PPC) are fully regulated to offer legal services to consumers.

The Paralegals that are on our register have shown their commitment to raising the standards of their profession and providing consumer protection through a voluntary regulator.

Right Legal Group

Our headline sponsor for The National Paralegal Awards 2021 is Right Legal Group.

Right Legal Group is an innovative ABS established in 2014 solely specialising in Wills and Probate law. RLG has created an exclusive service called RightWill which delivers excellence in both legal advice and client care. Recognised for its forward thinking and commercial approach, RLG collaborates with law firms across the country to provide it’s unique service offering. At the heart of the business is it’s legal training academy which has trained in excess of 150 private client advisors since its launch and is fast becoming the ‘go-to’ academy for anyone passionate about a career in private client law.

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