PPR Partner with Legalex

We are very excited to announce our partnership with Legalex. On the 27th & 28th March 2019, London’s ExCeL will play host to Legalex, Europe’s most comprehensive and all-encompassing trade show for legal professionals and the business behind the solicitor.

This year, the exhibition promises to be the most forward-thinking to date – housing 200 cutting-edge suppliers and 150 educational seminars from some of the world’s top legal experts and innovative thinkers. Leading the industry as the most accomplished event for forward-thinking, ambitious and successful legal firms looking to modernise their practice LegalEx 2019, is one not to miss.

Legalex is designed to help the business behind the solicitor. If you’re looking for the most effective ways to increase the profit of your legal practice, step up your marketing efforts, increase client retention, and increase your billable hours, then this is the must-attend event for you.

With a focus on the innovations in Artificial Intelligence for legal firms, how the implementation of GDPR is affecting the efficiency of solicitors, the rise in Cyber Terrorism creating an expansion in the market for Cyber Security Firms and how the Conveyancing sectors are expanding and developing as a key feature of the show.

Over 3,000 legal professionals will come together at the ExCeL to discover the latest tools, products, services, resources and innovations that are changing the game in legal business growth and data security. Aside from the 200 industry leading exhibitors, visitors will also benefit from the expert-led seminar schedule, and the sophistication of the keynote line that gets better every year.

Exclusive masterclasses from cloud storage experts, Tresorit and solutions provider, ME Group Holdings are set to bring in the crowds with exclusive educational content and unmissable opportunities to meet with and network with the experts that are taking the session.

With exhibitors from across the many legal sectors all coming together under one roof, it is hard to find a reason not to attend. This approach creates an efficient solution to your legal problems. Instead of spending hours looking at companies on the internet, speak to the people behind the solution face to face and choose what you can be sure is the best option for your specific firm and needs.

For full details and to register for your free ticket to attend please visit www.legalex.co.uk

 

 

Share Your Success for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Voucher!

Share Your Success Prize DrawAs the year draws to a close, we would like to hear from paralegals on their greatest achievements in 2018. 

Whether it’s a winning case, you’ve achieved a new qualification or promotion, no matter how big or small, share your success with us for a chance to win a £10 Amazon Gift Voucher.

All you need to do is drop us an email at info@ppr.org.uk with details of your greatest achievement before the 17th December 2018.

The winning entry will be drawn on the 18th December 2018 and the prize will be sent to the winner in the post.

Good luck!

Kate Hoey MP Becomes a Patron of PPR

The Professional Paralegal Register are delighted to announce that Kate Hoey MP, has agreed to become a Patron.

Kate said on her appointment “One of my Parliamentary colleagues Ashleah Skinner was one of the first PPR members to receive the PPR Paralegal Practising Certificate and I am delighted and honoured to accept the role of Patron and am committed to raising Paralegals in Parliament including PPR”.
Rita Leat said, “The role of our Patrons is a very important one, as it is to encourage and promote an awareness of the value and effectiveness of the PPR for Paralegals; Consumers and Employers. I am looking forward to working further with Kate to promote independent regulation of Paralegals”.
Kate who has supported the register for many years and hosted an event for the PPR in the House of Commons earlier this year, joins our other Patrons

Welcome to Amanda Lee, the new Chair to the Register Regulatory Committee

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Amanda Lee as the new Chair of the PPR’s Register Regulatory Committee.

Amanda says about her new appointment “The Professional Paralegal Register plays an important role in safeguarding the interests of the public and other members of the legal profession through the establishment of a robust voluntary regulatory scheme for those practising as paralegals. The Register Regulatory Committee is a vital part of that scheme.

Mindful of the importance of properly protecting and promoting professional standards through such voluntary regulation, I accepted the invitation of the Directors of PPR to serve as Chairperson of the RRC without hesitation and look forward to playing a key role in upholding the important standards established by the PPR, to enable it to continue to facilitate the protection of consumers, enhance consumer choice in the legal services sector and promote the role of paralegals as a recognised ‘fourth arm’ of the legal profession”.

Rita Leat, Managing Director of the Professional Paralegal Register said: “Amanda is an excellent appointment who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise and we look forward to working with together.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our exiting Chair, Sean Randall Morris who was in position for over a year”.

PPR Conference 2018 Highlights

The PPR Conference 2018 was a great success

 

Thank you to everyone who attended and made it the best one yet, we hope to see you next time!

Here are some of the highlights, who can spot themselves?

The PPR Handbook

The Professional Paralegal Register is in the process of compiling a handbook which will be made available to all of our member’s in the coming months.

It is our aim at the PPR to always set the highest standards and to ensure that our members are fully equipped to provide the most professional and highest quality of work and service to the general public whom they are dealing with, at all times.

We believe that in making a PPR handbook available to our members it will act as an extremely useful tool and benefit ensuring that they are up to speed with the most current information regarding the PPR and its rules and policies whilst also acting as a resource that members can refer to for guidance, knowledge and support.

In order for members to consistently meet the highest level of expectation in their work as a paralegal and to minimise any risk to the consumer, it is of the utmost importance that you as a member of the PPR have a thorough understanding of our Strategy and Aims; Code of Conduct; and of the Rules and Requirements that we currently have in place.

Ultimately, the PPR endeavours to support all of its members at all times to ensure that you as a paralegal are not only recognised for your professionalism but that you are also placed in the best position to offer your clients complete reassurance and peace of mind in the work that you are doing for them.

Therefore, we hope that our members will find the handbook to be a highly beneficial resource that provides valuable knowledge and information whilst also assisting you to achieve the highest standards in your profession.

We look forward to being able to share the PPR handbook with you in the near future.

J.M. Glendinning Professional Risks Limited - Professional Indemnity Insurance

After discussions with the team at J.M. Glendinning Professional Risks Limited, we are pleased to tell our members that they meet the PPR’s exacting standards of Professional Indemnity Insurance providers.

If you would like to learn more, please see below their contact details:

Kate Cooper BA(Hons) ACII

Chartered Insurance Broker
J.M. Glendinning (Insurance Brokers) Professional Risks Limited

Elmwood House, Ghyll Royd, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 9LT
Direct Dial:          01943 660816
Mobile:                07766 391670

kate.cooper@jmginsurance.co.uk

PPR Is Getting Smarter

The PPR is looking to raise its game by introducing smart badges.

These smart badges will help to validate your registration on your own website, and stop non-members from using the PPR logo illegally.

We’ll be releasing more details to our members shortly, but first, we need your help.

We can only install the smart badge on your website if we have up to date details. Without having your up to date information we won’t be able to give you access to this innovative service. Only smart badges will be able to validate your registration.

Emails have been sent to all our members with a method to provide us with these up to date details.

Thanks

PI insurance

As you are aware, the PPR spent many months working with Insync to secure an appropriately worded cover for Paralegals at a reasonable cost.

The uptake by our members to use this scheme has been lower than anticipated and therefore you may have received an automated e mail from Insync about your renewal.

Please be aware that Insync are brokers that work on our behalf and therefore can still assist you.

For any further assistance please contact Callum Goulding, Senior Developer at Insync, at callum.goulding@insyncinsurance.co.uk and he will be delighted to assist you