The National Paralegal Awards 2019

The new annual National Paralegal Awards, organised in association with the Professional Paralegal Register, are an exciting opportunity for the legal sector to reward and recognise the outstanding Paralegals in the UK. 

These awards focus solely on the work and achievements of Paralegals across a range of categories. The categories have been carefully chosen to reflect the diversity of work within the Paralegal sector.

We will gather together the finalists, chosen by our expert judging panel, with our sponsors to celebrate excellence and to raise the profile of the work of Paralegals at our Gala Final.

Launch Event

We will be holding a launch event on 1st November from 6.30pm-7.30pm

Free to attend and hosted by our one of our sponsors The CIArb

Gala Final

The Gala final is on 29th March 2019 at The Radisson Blu Hotel in Bloomsbury, London.

This will be a night of celebration and a chance to meet and connect with other professionals in the paralegal sector.  

  • Drinks from 6.30pm

  • Dinner 7.30pm

  • Awards Presentation 9.30pm

Tickets include – drinks reception and a 3 Course Meal, wine and coffee – cost per person £95.00

Our Chosen Charity

Young Citizen works to help young people become active, engaged and motivated citizens, who are able to contribute positively to their communities.  We believe that by doing so, we can help strengthen democratic society.  

At a time when so many of our democratic institutions are under threat, our work is more important than ever.

Helping young people understand the rule of law is key. Our legal projects range from mock trials, where young people learn about the legal justice system, to our Legal Experts in Schools programme, which links legal professionals with schools, to our Smartlaw website, full of high quality teaching resources. 

All of our work has a single aim: to help young people be active citizens for life.

Entry Information

Finalists will be announced on 1st February 2019

Entries will open on 1st November 2018 and close on 6th January 2019. The awards are open to any UK resident Paralegal (not just PPR Members).

Entries are submitted online. For more information on submitting an entry click here.

Entry is free.

Judging Panel

The judging panel will be made up of sponsors and other legal professionals.  

 Meet 4 of our judges for 2019...

Mark Solon, Chairman of Wilmington Legal 

Mark Solon is Chairman of Wilmington Legal, part of Wilmington Plc. Companies within the Plc includes Central Law Training one of the UK’s leading providers of practical training for paralegals and legal support professionals.

The Specialist Paralegal Qualification is equivalent to QCF Level 6, the highest level of subject specific Paralegal training available in the UK. 

Anthony Abrahams, Director General, CIArb 

Anthony Abrahams TD DL MBA MCIArb joined the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as its new Director General, on 10 April 2012.

He moved from Charter Chambers where he was Chief Executive, and prior to that Group Managing Director at Kain Knight Group plc.   


Clare Smith

Claire Smith, Head of Business Development, Moneypenny 

Claire qualified as a solicitor before embarking on a career in business development specialising in the legal sector. Claire headed up Connect2Law, the UK’s largest referral and support network for law firms, before joining the national legal brand, QualitySolicitors.

Claire joined Moneypenny to steer the company into new markets. 

Amir Ali MCICM - Chairman, CCUA 

Amir was elected to the post of Vice Chairman of the CCUA (Civil Court Users Association) in September 2009, (Acting Chairman from February 2015 to October 2015) and serve as Chairman of both the Lobbying and Events Steering Committees.

The Association is charged with airing and addressing the concerns of all Civil Court Users in England and Wales at the very highest levels.  

What are you waiting for...

There is no entry fee to enter these awards and they are open to anyone working within the Paralegal sector this would not only include qualified Paralegals or Fellows but legal assistants and clerks.

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