Applications are open for the National Paralegal Awards 2020; the premier event in the UK paralegal calendar, designed to recognise those who have excelled in their role over the past 12 months.

Fraser and Fraser is the headline sponsor of the awards this year, following the firm’s victory in the Paralegal Business of the Year category in 2019.

Partner Neil Fraser said: “Fraser and Fraser celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and we are delighted to be the headline sponsor of this year’s awards.  As a firm we understand the crucial role paralegals play across the sector and these awards provide well-deserved recognition to the individuals and organisations that have achieved great things.”

The judging panel will be made up leading industry figures and chaired by Amir Ali, Chairman of the Civil Court Users Association.

Amir Ali, said: “Paralegals, in all their forms, are the backbone of the industry, often working in the shadows and these awards shine a much-needed light on the vital role they play in the delivery of Legal Services in the marketplace.”

For a full list of categories and details of how to enter visit nationalparalegalawards.com. The closing date for entries is 13 December.