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These Awards are designed to showcase and celebrate Paralegal talent from across the UK. Our categories reflect the variety of specialisms and roles which exist in the Paralegal sector.
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These Awards are designed to showcase and celebrate Paralegal talent from across the UK. Our categories reflect the variety of specialisms and roles which exist in the Paralegal sector.  There are categories for both individuals and companies to enter.

Our sector specific categories require you to be working as a paralegal in this field. It is open to employees and self-employed and businesses.

In all cases our judges will be selecting companies or individuals who can demonstrate outstanding legal skills, client satisfaction, innovation and development.

The categories Best Paralegal of the Year, Best Paralegal Newcomer, Best Community Champion Paralegal, Best Paralegal Business and Paralegal Recruitment Organisation of the Year are open to any sector of law.

Paralegal Of The Year

The NPA Paralegal of the Year for each region will be awarded to an individual that can clearly demonstrate how they have performed and exceeded client expectations and has made a significate contribution to their practice.

The regions are North, Midlands and South. Please apply to whichever region is appropriate.

The overall winner of Paralegal of the year UK will be awarded to one of the three regional winners.

 

Best Paralegal Newcomer (NEW)

The NPA Best Paralegal Newcomer is a new category this year to recognise an individual who has been working as a Paralegal for less than two years. This may be a newly qualified Paralegal or an apprentice who is still training. The first steps in entering a Paralegal Career are the hardest and this prestigious newcomer award will be awarded to an individual who can show extraordinary achievements and dedication.

Best Conveyancing Paralegal

The NPA Best Conveyancing Paralegal is awarded to an individual who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, clients and to the profession. The successful individual will have gained a high level of experience, knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional service to their clients or employers.

Best Commercial Real Estate Paralegal (NEW)

The NPA Best Commercial Real Estate Paralegal is awarded to an individual who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, clients and to the profession. The successful individual will have gained a high level of experience, knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional service to their clients or employers.

 

Best Trade Mark Paralegal

The NPA Best Trade Mark Paralegal is awarded to an individual who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, clients and to the profession. The successful individual will have gained a high level of experience, knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional service to their clients or employers.

Best Patent Paralegal

The Best Patent Paralegal is awarded to an individual who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, clients and to the profession. The successful individual will have gained a high level of experience, knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional service to their clients or employers.

 

Best Arbitration/Mediation Paralegal

The Best Arbitration/Mediation Paralegal is awarded to an individual who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, clients and to the profession. The successful individual will have gained a high level of experience, knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional service to their clients or employers.

Best Employment/HR Paralegal

The Best Employment/HR Paralegal is awarded to an individual who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, clients and to the profession. The successful individual will have gained a high level of experience, knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional service to their clients or employers.

 

Best Probate Research Paralegal

The NPA Best Probate Research Paralegal is awarded to an individual who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, clients and to the profession. The successful individual will have gained a high level of experience, knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional service to their clients or employers.

 

Best Will Writing Paralegal

The NPA Best Will Writing Paralegal is awarded to an individual who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, clients and to the profession. The successful individual will have gained a high level of experience, knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional service to their clients or employers.

This category is open to individuals only. If you are a company offering Will Writing Services, please see The Best Will Writing Organisation category.

 

Best Family Law Paralegal

The NPA Best Family Law Paralegal is awarded to an individual who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, clients and to the profession. The successful individual will have gained a high level of experience, knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional service to their clients or employers.

 

Best Civil Litigation Paralegal

The NPA Best Civil Litigation Paralegal is awarded to an individual who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, clients and to the profession. The successful individual will have gained a high level of experience, knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional service to their clients or employers.

 

Best Community Champion Paralegal (NEW)

The NPA Best Community Paralegal is a new category this year to recognise an individual who went the extra mile for their community during the pandemic. The successful individual will have dedicated their time to make their community a better place. 

Paralegal Business of the Year

The NPA Paralegal Business of the Year is open to any paralegal business that can clearly demonstrate how they have performed and exceeded client expectation and can prove how they excel as a leading paralegal business.


Will Writing Organisation of the Year

The NPA Best Will Writing Organisation is awarded to an organisation that demonstrates both exceptional legal knowledge and skill in the services it offers. The successful organisation will be able to demonstrate the highest of professional standards and integrity and embrace good regulatory practice. The organisation will also show a commitment to public legal education by providing prospective clients with up to date information to enable them to make informed choices. Exceptional customer service will be easily evidenced.

 

Best Law Firm Paralegal Development

The Best Law Firm – Paralegal Development is awarded to a firm who can clearly demonstrate exceptional commitment to the training and development of paralegals.

The successful law firm will be able show that they encourage diversity and inspire personal and professional development of their paralegals, which in turn provides an exceptional customer service to their clients.


Paralegal Recruitment Organisation of the Year

The NPA Paralegal Recruitment Organisation of the Year category is open to all recruitment companies which specialise in Paralegal recruitment or who recruit for paralegal positions. Successful placement of Paralegals will be evidenced.

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

There are no nominations or entries for this category. The award is given at the discretion of the PPR to a person whom it believes has promoted the Paralegal profession; championed diversity of opportunity in the legal sector; has been or is a role model for student lawyers or has demonstrated exceptional achievements within the wider legal sphere that positively impacts on access to justice.

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Open for Entries

Entries for 2021 opened on the 19 April and close on 28 June 2021 at 5pm.

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