Fraser and Fraser has been shortlisted as a finalist in several categories at this year’s National Paralegal (PPR) Awards.

The firm is one of four to be selected in the Paralegal Business of the Year category, while case manager Gareth Langford is in the running for Best Probate Research Paralegal and partner Neil Fraser has been nominated as Paralegal of the Year (South).

Congratulating all the finalists on their achievement, Amir Ali, chairman of the Civil Court Users Association (CCUA) and PPR Awards head judge, said: “I and the judging panel were very impressed by the high standard of entries shortlisted. There are many very talented paralegals and firms dedicated to supporting the development of the profession – judging the entries was no easy feat.”

“Paralegals are the backbone of the legal sector, often at the coalface who receive little or no recognition for the vital role they perform within the industry, and professional awards such as these are a fantastic opportunity to congratulate all finalists on their achievements and successes.”

The National Paralegal Awards focuses on the work and achievements of paralegals and the businesses that support the legal profession, with categories reflecting the diversity of paralegal roles within the legal sector and the services provided.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday 18 September.

Fraser and Fraser has also been nominated in the Law Firms/Compliance category of the USA-based Wealthies Awards 2020 in recognition of its work in establishing the Association of Probate Researchers (APR) as a regulatory body for the probate research sector. The winners will be announced at an event in Las Vegas on 10 September.