Who We Are

We are the oldest not-for-profit, incorporated professional body for paralegals in the United Kingdom.

We were incorporated in 2003. In 2005, we were granted institute status by the Secretary of State for the Department of Trade & Industry, after proving that we met the government's requirement that we were a "professional body of the highest standing".

Our application for institute status was supported by, amongst others, The Law Society of England & Wales, the Bar Council, the Crown Prosecution Service and Citizens Advice.

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Our role as the leading professional body for paralegals is to set standards and promote our members as professional paralegals.

We identify our members’ qualifications and experience so that they can receive recognition on the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) and apply for Paralegal Practising Certificates where appropriate.


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