The current Recognised Bodies that have met the strict criteria set by the PPR to establish a Professional Paralegal workforce are highlighted below.

The Institute of Paralegals (IOP) is the only professional Institute in the UK for paralegals. Passionate about upholding the highest professional standards in knowledge, practice and ethics across the paralegal profession, the IOP is one of the founding members of the Professional Paralegal Register


The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance and dispute management

CIArb is passionate about promoting a harmonious society and helping people and organisations avoid, manage and resolve conflict through our global network.


The Association of Probate Researchers (APR) was formed in June 2016 to bring regulation to the professional probate research industry. Those using the services of APR members, whether legal client or beneficiary, are safe in the knowledge that each of our members subscribe to our Professional Standards and Ethics Code and that there is an independent complaints procedure and compensatory scheme provided through our Case Managers’ membership of the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR).