National Paralegals Awards 2019 Winners Announced

On 29th March 2019, 200 people gathered together at The May Fair Hotel in London for a glamorous gala dinner to celebrate the achievements of Paralegals from across the UK.  This is the first awards to take place in the UK which focuses on rewarding the Paralegal Sector.

The winners from the 12 categories, covering a variety of legal sectors were announced [see list below] and an Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Baroness Diane Hayter by the Professional Paralegal Register for her support to the paralegal sector.

Rita Leat, Managing Director of The Professional Paralegal Register, the host of these awards, said:

“The night could not have gone better. We were delighted with the response to these awards. Celebrating the achievements of Paralegals has been long overdue, they are the back bone of the legal sector. The event was a sell out and we are already looking for a bigger venue for 2020. Recognising both winners and finalists was important to us. We had all the finalists on stage as well as the winners which created an atmosphere of true celebration and recognition.”

The judging panel shared their comments when announcing winners relaying the reasons why they had chosen the winner. On the night judge Amir Ali, Chairman of the CCUA, said:

“The event has been amazing, and I was delighted to have been able to judge these awards. The talent was exceptional, and it is great to see Paralegals being recognised.”

2019 Winners:

Best Family Law Paralegal – Dawn Gore – Trethowans LLP

Best Trademark Paralegal- Rebecca McBride – Pinset Masons

Best ADR Paralegal – Maria Arpa 

Best Employment/HR Paralegal – Michael Coe – Dimensions 888 ®

Best Conveyancing Paralegal – Kay Liddle – PM Property Lawyer 

Best Pro Bono Paralegal – Ashleah Skinner

Best Probate Research Paralegal – Lauren Geary – Treethorpe

Will Writing Organisation of the Year – Heritage Will Writers

Paralegal Recruitment Organisation of the Year – EJ Group

Best Law Firm – Paralegal Development – Dentons UK and Middle East LLP

Paralegal Business of the Year –  Fraser and Fraser

Paralegal of the Year – Leah CapraniWinckworth Sherwood LLP

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