The former Chairman of the CCUA who has over three decades of experience in both Legal and Enforcement sectors, Amir Ali, has become the inaugural President of the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR), a not-for-profit organisation which provides regulation for Paralegals.
The inaugural President calls for recognition of the only organisation offering independent regulation for Paralegals who work outside of regulated entities.
He has ambitious plans for the next 12 months and is determined to see the organisation play a major role in the future of legal services regulation.
Only PPR regulated Paralegals are able to offer the protection of independent regulation making them a valuable asset for the profession and for consumers. I want to continue the work with key stakeholders at the LSB, MoJ, CMA and the Judiciary that has already been championed by the Managing Director, Rita Leat, which will enable our members to fully utilise their skills within the legal profession. PPR Paralegals are unique as they are not only trained and have vast amounts of experience, but they also have the added protection of being regulated. In order to ease the burden on the court service by the rise of unrepresented parties and the significant disadvantage’s that Litigants in Person may suffer, it is vital that rights of audience are applied to our regulated Paralegals.Amir Ali – PPR President
Rita Leat, Managing Direct and founding member of the PPR said:
Amir has spent his career working at the highest level of government and will be an asset to the PPR to help further its goals. I look forward enormously to working with him.
Amir said, “I am both honoured and touched to be appointed the inaugural President of The Professional Paralegal Register (PPR).
The PPR represents one of the largest branches of the legal profession here in the UK.
The Register champions diversity, inclusivity and equality within the profession whilst delivering access to justice and consumer protection for all.
The PPR is the independent voluntary regulator for all paralegals.
I am looking forward to furthering the Register’s collective ambition during my tenure, including but not limited to:
- Increasing both awareness and recognition of the role of the PPR in providing regulation for the sector, now, and in the future with the changing regulatory landscape, for the register and paralegals.
- Developing Paralegal Rights of Audience within the profession.
- Helping and assisting (The PPR) in promoting the Paralegal Profession to acquire Chartered Status through its Institute.
For further information, please contact:
Abby Dennis, Head of Memberships and Events @ [email protected]
Notes to editors:
- The PPR www.ppr.org.uk is the only independent regulator of Paralegals in the UK.
- The membership is made up of paralegals working in commerce, charities, law firms, paralegal law firms, will writing companies and may be employees, freelancers, business owners or sole traders.
- PPR offers the opportunity of a non-graduate route to practice and has an experiential route for those who have requisite experience.
- Those who hold a Paralegal Practising Certificate are fully regulated whilst those who are Registered only are regulated for conduct not services.
- PPR is committed to supporting members to deliver accessible legal services to the public.
Our membership is diverse 52% of members are women. The President is available for interviews. Please contact Abby Dennis in the first instance on [email protected]