National Paralegal Awards 2022 present an Outstanding Achievement Award to Master Victoria McCloud at the Gala Final Ceremony

National Paralegal Awards 2022The very best of the paralegal profession was celebrated at the annual National Paralegal Awards hosted by the Professional Paralegal Register on Thursday 22 September 2022. The awards ceremony, which is now in its fourth year, is now one of the showpiece events in the legal sector calendar, highlighting the important role paralegals play within the legal profession.

The paralegal community from across the country came together at the event, which this year was held at the Grand Hotel in Birmingham to mark the outstanding achievements of both UK firms and individuals.

Master Victoria McCloud was awarded the PPR’s Outstanding Achievement Award for her contribution to improving access to justice, upholding the rule of law through her remarkable achievements as a judge and promoting diversity within the legal sector.


Master Victoria McCloud commented: “Justice, and the delivery of high-quality legal services demand legal professionals with roots deep in real life, giving people confidence and real choice.

We must dig into our genuine and superdiverse society to find our future judges and lawyers. Paralegals are the most diverse and accessible sector in the legal system and so I was delighted to be invited to this event and, as a judge from a minority community myself, who values diversity alongside professionalism, I was deeply honoured to receive the PPR’s Outstanding Achievement Award.”


Amir Ali OBE, PPR President commented: “As someone who started out as a Paralegal back in the 80’s, it is amazing to share the journey, remarkable achievements, and sense of collective worth that Paralegals bring to the table.”


Rita Leat, Managing Director of the PPR commented:

“Once again, we are delighted to have been supported by the legal community to come together and celebrate the work and achievements of Paralegals. It is an honour to host these awards and to witness the outstanding contribution Paralegals make to the legal sector”.


The award winners in full:

Paige Gouldthorpe – Fosters Solicitors

Lisa Hendy – Novum Law

John Paul Stothard

Angela Bell – Longe & Co Solicitors

Michael Coe –  Dimension Eighty Eight ®

Lauren Palmer – Dehns

Bernadette O’Hara – Kennedys Law

James Baillie-Gray – Dentons UKME LLP

Ellie Taylor – Weightmans LLP

Carolyn Felgate – Anglia Research

Paige Gouldthorpe – Fosters Solicitors

Fraser and Fraser

Right Legal Group

Anglia Research

Hennah Haywood Law

Estatesearch Limited

Monica O’Leary – Dentons UK & Middle East LLP

Tina Price-Johnson – All Inclusive Wills



The judges also awarded highly commended to:

Angela Bell – Longe & Co Solicitors

Philip Nam – White Collar (Legal & Admin) Ltd

Sharon Baker – Mowll & Mowll

James Baillie-Gray – Dentons UKME LLP

Rebecca Coombes – The Family Law Company

Claire Miller – Langton Genealogy

Laura Kelly – Shakespeare Martineau

Gemma-Rose Barnhurst          – OGR Stock Denton LLP

Rebecca Coombes – The Family Law Company

Chelsea-Ann Read – Nelsons

Neve Mcloughlin – Greenhalgh Kerr Solicitors

Katie Mann – Birketts LLP

Kelvin Cooper – Birketts LLP

Ayah Hazim – Child and Child

Philip Nam -White Collar (Legal & Admin) Ltd

Gemma Greenfield – Treethorpe Limited

James Pearson – JP Estate Planning Ltd

Tina Price-Johnson – All Inclusive Wills

First Steps Legal & Consulting

Heritage Wills

Fraser and Fraser

Langton Genealogy

Right Legal Group

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Sentry Funding

Alexandra Radulescu – Chronos Law

Ellie Sawyer – Loch Associates Group

Esme Murphy- EIP

Ashleah Skinner

Kieran Osborne – Squiggle Consult LTD


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