Supporting the National Paralegal Awards by sponsoring an award category will provide your business with the opportunity to network and engage with the leading companies in the Paralegal sector, as well as individuals which will promote greater brand awareness of your business.
Headline SponsorRight 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 its unique service offering. At the heart of the business is its 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.
Drinks Reception SponsorFraser and Fraser
At Fraser and Fraser, you will find a team of efficient, dedicated and experienced genealogists and probate researchers who offer the best service for you and your clients. At the forefront of the industry, we’ve been supporting the legal professions by tracing missing heirs and beneficiaries to unclaimed estates worldwide, for almost a century. Offering a range of other services, including:
- Missing Beneficiary Insurance
- Free Family Tree Check
- Risk Free Administrator Search Service
- Overseas Bankruptcy Searches
- Medallion Signature Guarantee
We pride ourselves on our commitment and clarity, specifically by treating each referral on a case-by-case basis. We’re happy to answer your questions, so please do get in touch.
Programme SponsorPinsent Masons Vario
The Paralegal Centre of Excellence is a team of more than 120 paralegals based within the Vario group, who can offer support to legal teams across a range of different disciplines and projects. Pinsent Masons Vario provides flexible legal provision, diversity & inclusion consultancy, legal project management, legal technology consultancy and managed legal services, which paralegals are on hand to assist with.
The centre of excellence supports an alternative career path for professional paralegals and enables those who wish to become a lawyer gain the experience required to become a trainee. The centre of excellence is unique due to its ability to provide paralegals with confidence, expertise and the endless possibilities for career progression on offer. Paralegals within the PCoE are exposed to a range of legal issues, within a system that allows them to be independent, whilst still having access to support from more experienced professionals. After its creation in 2021, a number of paralegals have since secured training contracts, both at Pinsent Masons and other law firms, as well as many also progressing in seniority within the centre of excellence.
Programme SponsorLegal Futures
Legal Futures is a leading provider of industry news, conferences and CPD training for the legal market. Written by professional journalists, we provide cutting-edge daily news coverage on how alternative business models, new technology and regulatory reform are disrupting the marketplace and shaking up the way law firms do business. Read by a monthly audience of 70,000 lawyers and other stakeholders in the sector, we frequently break important news stories ahead of other legal trade press and broadsheets.
Legal Futures organises regular in-person conferences on innovation in the delivery of consumer legal services, personal injury sector reforms and changes to compliance and regulation. We produce over 150 on-demand CPD webinars covering all practice areas, providing a convenient and cost-effective method of professional training for firms of all sizes.
TotallyLegal is the UK`s #1 job site for Solicitors, Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Executives and Legal Secretaries. They advertise private practice, in-house and public sector roles across all practice areas including jobs from Magic and Silver Circle firms, and global brands.
Every month TotallyLegal connects thousands of legal professionals with the top employers in the UK. In addition to searching the latest legal jobs, you can:
- Upload your CV to TotallyLegal’s talent pool and get headhunted.
- Set up job alerts to receive relevant jobs directly to your inbox.
With over 1,500 Paralegal jobs advertised onsite each month – many of which include training contracts – TotallyLegal is the definitive destination for job seeking Paralegals.
Additionally, their onsite careers advice blog is packed with insightful articles such as ‘An interview with a Paralegal’ and ‘How to become a Paralegal with no experience’ aimed at enhancing your career and your experience using the job board.
To find out more, or to start looking for your next role, visit: www.totallylegal.com
X-Press Legal Services offer a complete end-to end range of property services for conveyancing professionals, delivered with first class customer service and support. Our products and services are tailored to suit your needs, everything is explained, so you are not left alone with a technology headache.
- We are the leading independent provider of regulated property searches and reports, trusted by legal practices across England and Wales for over 25 years.
- Our 27 offices are run by helpful and friendly people who are experts in reporting and have an in-depth knowledge of their and your local area.
Putting customer care at the heart of what we do means that we provide a personal touch alongside our data-rich reports and property services which are fully compliant with industry regulations. Our ongoing investment in IT and technology combined with cyber security ensures peace of mind for our clients.
We are more than happy to talk to you about your requirements, so please get in touch.
Founded in 1934, chartered in 2016, the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) is a professional membership organisation with the power to shape law and practice – nationally and internationally.
It represents the interests of over 1,700 trade mark and design professionals, and fights to bring recognition to the work they do.
CITMA also feeds their enthusiasm for the profession through regular conferences and events, professional development courses, newsletters, social media debate and the CITMA Review.
It runs a well-established training course for trade mark paralegals and launched the CITMA Paralegal category of membership in 2017.
Its community of members includes fully qualified trade mark attorneys, those in training and support roles, and barristers and solicitors with a trade mark or design interest working around the world.
CITMA has legal responsibility for regulating the trade attorney profession, which is delegated to the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg).
Hunt ADR provides arbitration and mediation services for scheme and ad-hoc disputes internationally. It is the exclusive provider of arbitration and conciliation services for holidaymakers and members of ABTA. It is a Civil Mediation Council Registered Training Course Provider and offers full accredited mediator skills training and CPD including the Mediator Experience Day and Law for Non-Lawyer Mediators. It provides CPD programmes for arbitration including ArbEx, alongside the Confidential Award Proofing Service - both aimed at improving the awards made by arbitrators in the UK and elsewhere.
Hunt ADR is a member of The Association of Mediation Assessors, Trainers and Instructors, and of The Federation of Small Businesses.
Hugh James is a top 100 UK law firm with offices in Cardiff and London. The firm has grown from humble beginnings in 1960 to become a leading law firm, servicing a vast range of clients across the UK and overseas.
Although our workforce has grown to more than 550, we have retained and nurtured a unique culture which is based on hard work, exceptional talent, ambition, empathy, innovation and good humour. It is those qualities that have helped us grow the business to where we stand today. We have ambitious plans to become a top 50 UK firm and our culture will be key to this.
We are a full service firm which provides expert legal services to a vast range of clients. Our clients range from businesses, individuals and banks to public sector organisations, property companies, education establishments and utilities providers. Within these client groups we specialise in a number of sectors which you can find out more about on our website.
Legal Futures is a leading news website tracking the fast-evolving legal landscape. Written by professional journalists, it provides cutting-edge daily news coverage on how alternative business models, new technology and regulatory reform are disrupting the marketplace and shaking up the way law firms do business. Read by a monthly audience of 55,000 lawyers and other stakeholders in the sector, Legal Futures frequently breaks important news stories ahead of other legal trade press and broadsheets. Its unique blend of hard-hitting journalism, market intelligence and expert analysis makes it the first port of call for anyone interested in keeping pace with the transformation of the legal market.
As a truly independent news site, Legal Futures is also able to provide proper scrutiny of the regulators and representative bodies in the law, and ask the tough questions, whilst delivering fair and objective reporting. Widely respected and well read by industry experts Legal Futures is the go-to source of information on the new legal market.
Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Enterprise, Dentons’ wholly owned subsidiary of innovation, advisory and technology operating units. Dentons' polycentric approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.
The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) was founded in 1882 and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1891. CIPA is the professional body for the patent attorney profession in the UK, representing over 2,500 Chartered Patent Attorneys, working in industry or in private practice. CIPA’s total membership is approximately 4,200 and includes trainee patent attorneys, patent administrators and other professionals with an interest in intellectual property law.
CILEX (The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) is one of the three main professional bodies covering the legal profession in England and Wales. The 20,000-strong membership is made up of CILEX Lawyers, paralegals and other legal professionals.
CILEX pioneered the non-university route into law; the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ), offers a new approach to on-the-job training that marries legal knowledge with the practical skills, behaviours and commercial awareness needed by lawyers in the 2020s.
The CPQ provides three levels of qualification: CILEX Lawyer, CILEX Advanced Paralegal and CILEX Paralegal. CILEX Lawyers can become partners in law firms, coroners, judges or advocates in open court.
Today’s Wills and Probate is the leading online news publication for wills and probate practitioners. It was launched in 2014 with the intention of informing will writers, probate practitioners and estate planners about the changes that are happening in their market. As a publication completely independent of regulators we adopt a balanced editorial position, providing provides daily news, industry insight and best practice guidance for the growing readership.
Alongside our news and feature content we also enable suppliers to connect with our audience through our popular partnerships; with a range of marketing tools to help you introduce your products and services to our community of practitioners.
Trowers & Hamlins is well known for its eclectic mix of specialisations combining sector leadership in the UK and across the Middle East. We help businesses and governments change the way we live and work for the better. We do this by providing commercial advice geared towards tackling tomorrow's challenges in industry.
We are well known for being experts in the real estate sector, and have thriving commercial, social housing, banking and finance, private wealth, employment and care practices, in addition to specialist practices such as planning, tax, pensions, and environment.
We are an international law firm and undertake work around the globe. We have over 160 partners with more than 1000 people located across the UK, Middle East and Far East. We have nine offices located in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Birmingham, Dubai, Exeter, London, Malaysia, Manchester, Oman and a dedicated Korea desk. We are also a member of Interlaw, the ‘Elite Global Law Firm network’, with lawyers in more than 150 cities worldwide.
Now in its sixth decade, Anglia Research is an international firm of probate genealogists that sets the standard for probate genealogy and heir location. We provide probate genealogical services and expertise to the legal profession, supporting Private Client practitioners with a range of key services aimed at fast-tracking the successful administration of probate cases and helping progress Court of Protection matters.
We have traced thousands of lost heirs, missing beneficiaries, unknown next of kin and unclaimed assets, both in the UK and around the world.
Our highly skilled researchers can piece together a complex family tree from the smallest amount of information. They liaise with a global network of 200+ agents to find missing beneficiaries or next of kin worldwide. Over thousands of assignments, we have achieved a success rate that is the envy of our competitors.
Crucially, we have more accredited genealogists and independently regulated staff than any other UK research company, including numerous fully qualified paralegals. Our commitment to raising standards in our industry is demonstrated by our employee’s desire to develop with ongoing training throughout their careers and our corporate membership of the Association of Probate Researchers, a recognised body of the Professional Paralegal Register.
Clerksroom is an award-winning chambers, recognised by most of the major directories and trusted by 20,000+ solicitors in the last 15 years. One of the leading providers of barristers & mediators in England & Wales, conducting on average over 1400 final hearings each month in addition to being one of the largest national providers of advice drafting.
Clerksroom take great pride in the service provided which ensures that you have a single point of contact and a consistently high level of quality whenever you need to instruct a barrister or mediator. Our services are available 24/7.
The Institute of Paralegals is a professional membership body that connects individuals with the shared purpose of providing professional legal services.
The Institute is the standard setting body for Paralegals as recognised by the unregulated legal services sector regulator, the PPR. We are the only Paralegal Body that is recognised by the voluntary regulator as having robust professional standards.
Our mission is to set professional standards, provide recognition for paralegals and promote professionalism. Our purpose is to uphold the highest standards in knowledge, practice and ethics across the paralegal profession and to support individual paralegals in developing the skills and knowledge required to meet these highest standards.
Treethorpe is an established asset reunification firm, with offices located in London and Cambridge. Our team of professional forensic genealogists and researchers dedicate their time and expertise to tracing legitimate owners, heirs or beneficiaries of forgotten and unclaimed assets, such as lost shares, pensions, life policies, cash and dormant bank accounts, so that they can successfully reunite them with those entitlements. Cases are diverse in origin, speciality, complexity, legality and locality (can be national or international) and engaged by a range of clientele, including private individuals, company secretaries, asset custodians, corporate organisations, local authorities and solicitors.
Part of the University of Law, CLT Scotland is a leading provider of specialist paralegal training throughout the UK, pioneering the concept over 20 years ago.
Flexible distance learning in your chosen area of law enables you to gain a graduate-level Specialist Paralegal Qualification, awarded by The University of Law, that fits around your current work and family commitments.
Over 9000 paralegals throughout the UK have already qualified with us. Fast track your career with graduate level study and no entry requirements. Boost your career in a maximum of 18 months, and probably less, with a career focused programme of study that gives you skills you can immediately apply to your current role.
CILEX Law School has been delivering high-quality education and training to aspiring and experienced legal professionals for nearly 40 years, supporting more than 3,000 learners in developing their skills and expertise every year, including award-winning legal apprenticeships, which have been available since the scheme’s inception in 2013. Most learners are in full-time roles either in the legal sector or in organisations with departments requiring legal expertise.
Established in 1983 to deliver distance-learning courses to professionals wishing to gain legal CILEX qualifications while continuing to work, since then CILEX Law School has expanded the range of qualifications to include law at all levels but have always remained a specialist blended-learning law school.
At Birmingham City University, our mission is simple – we aim to be the University for Birmingham and to enable our students to transform their lives and to achieve their potential. Through our education and research, and the roles our graduates go on to play in the world, we not only support individuals to transform their lives, but we also play a part in transforming society.
At the School of Law this means that we believe that a balanced view makes better legal professionals.It’s why we don’t just teach law, we advocate it; and why we don’t just focus on professional practice, but actively break down barriers to social justice and human rights throughout the world. Our degrees go beyond boundaries. It’s why a rich mix of diverse students join us every year, and why our students stand out in the professions when they leave us. Through our international outlook, interdisciplinary engagement, and collaborative ethos, the School of Law also produces research that promotes social justice world-wide.
Details of our courses and work can be found here: School of Law | Birmingham City University (bcu.ac.uk)
Ochresoft’s ‘Intelliworks’ is market-leading case management software, built by lawyers for lawyers, covering all aspects of compliance and risk management.
Ochresoft is the leading CMS provider with the legal and regulatory expertise to ensure that our content-rich workflows are always current and incorporate the latest legal content and best practice standards, delivered in real time. Intelliworks workflows are updated whenever there is a change in law, regulation, or best practice.
Intelliworks supports hundreds of law firms and thousands of users across England and Wales, who use our Conveyancing and Private Client workflows to increase their efficiency, productivity and compliance.
Ochresoft became members of the Institute of Customer Service in 2022, signalling our commitment to customer service excellence. We were also awarded ISO27001 and ISO9001 accreditations, underlining our dedication to quality processes, information security and customer care. We were Highly Commended for the ‘Legal Supplier of The Year’ award at the British Wills & Probate Awards in October 2022, and awarded ‘Risk & Compliance Support Service of the Year’ at the British Conveyancing Awards in March 2023.
For more information on Ochresoft, please visit: www.ochresoft.com
BARBRI is a legal educator specialising in innovative technology to help law students and lawyers succeed in achieving legal qualification. Their unique courses can prepare for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) through to becoming a solicitor in England and Wales, as well as offering dual-qualification opportunities to become an attorney in New York or California. BARBRI has maintained the trust of legal students for over 50 years, helping over 1.3 million law students and lawyers succeed in legal exams globally.
The SQE is a centralised assessment that was introduced in 2021 and is intended to replace the Legal Practice Course (LPC) as the main route to qualification as a solicitor in England & Wales. The introduction of the SQE aims to open up the legal profession ensuring consistency and high standards among trainee solicitors regardless of their qualification route.
BARBRI's Prep courses leverage innovative technology to provide students with a structured and supportive learning environment. The courses offered are flexible and adaptable, so students are equipped with everything they need to succeed in the SQE1 and SQE2 exams. BARBRI's courses are the perfect choice for a wide range of students including law graduates, non-law graduates, foreign-qualified lawyers, and legal professionals.
As the publishers of the Today’s publications, Today’s Media are experts within the legal sector and are dedicated to working practitioners and businesses from across the consumer law community.
Today’s Conveyancer, Today’s Wills and Probate and Today’s Family Lawyer provide daily news, industry insight and best practice guidance for practitioners. The publications also offer you the opportunity to target your audience via thought leadership articles and promote your brand through association.
Our events programme brings together the leaders, innovators and experts from across legal services through our regular discussion and debate events, and our flagship awards programmes The British Wills and Probate Awards, now in its 6th year, the British Conveyancing Awards, in its 3rd year and the soon-to-be-launched British Family Law Awards – watch this space…
The Institute of Legal Finance & Management is one of the UK's leading membership organisations in the legal sector.
It provides qualifications, training, knowledge, support and information for anyone working in legal finance and in legal practice management. Our members include legal cashiers, accounts managers, compliance officers for finance and administration (COFAs), practice managers and sole practitioners.
We offer recognised professional qualifications, regular training days on issues relevant to the industry, regulatory information and many support features and services, including an industry magazine. The Institute has become the resource of choice for thousands of leading professionals in the legal sector, including many considering a new career in the legal sector.
The Institute is dedicated to driving innovation, advancing education and promoting excellence throughout the legal sector. Our training and education aim to raise awareness, advocate good business practice and maintain high standards, to ensure that clients’ money and assets are protected and treated ethically.
Founded in 2001, Estate Research now has over 40 full time staff spread across two offices in Wigan and London. With national expertise and international reach we are able to locate family all over the world.
Over the years our services have continued to grow and evolve so that today, Estate Research can assist with almost every aspect of estate administration. Our aim is to deliver comprehensive research on time and through our commitment to quality and accountability, we hope to provide a service that practitioners will use, and crucially, use again.
As the genealogist of choice, find out why more and more private client practitioners are using us every year.
We’re Honey Legal, a family of legal experts established over 10 years ago, based in Shropshire. We have grown to be one of the largest estate planning companies in England & Wales – by giving transparent, educational, and bespoke advice to families. Backed by over 100 Head Office staff and 200+ sales consultants we provide an unparalleled estate planning service focusing on the protection of customer’s assets, wealth, and well-being, in their lifetime and beyond.
Offering a dedicated Wills, LPA, Trusts and Probate 5-star service, backed by advanced in-house technology solutions, SRA regulated solicitors and highly qualified paralegals, we are a specialist in what we do. And with 14,000+ new customers in the last 12 months alone and over £13 billion worth of estate value already protected, we will continue to accelerate our growth further.
The Legal Technology & Innovation Institute is an initiative designed, curated, and delivered by experienced and esteemed Legal Technology Experts & Specialists from around the world. Forte Markets are creating a global eco-system across law and technology by bringing together experts, practitioners, academia, government and technologists from global jurisdictions, to provide insights into their challenges and successes, and collaborate globally.
Explore Legal Technology & get certified with the LTIC, helping to create a global legal technology community and allow participants to see this as a platform enabling access to a global ecosystem.
Join our Legal Lab at the iR – Lab to receive support & networking opportunities. The iR – Lab is proudly supported by global academia, legal bodies, technology partners, and government.