This week we had the exciting news that we have been chosen as a finalist in The National Paralegal Awards 2019 in the Employment/HR Category. 
These brand-new awards are specifically aimed at recognising the achievements of Paralegals across the UK, law firms that develop Paralegals and recruitment companies who recruit Paralegals. The response to the awards was phenomenal, giving the judges a tough task deciding the finalists and winners. 
Rita Leat, Managing Director of The Professional Paralegal Register, the voluntary regulator for Paralegals in England and Wales, who is hosting these new awards said ‘We were delighted with the number of entries and the quality of the entrants. There are an estimated 100,000 plus Paralegals in the UK. I am delighted to be pioneering these awards as the profession needs celebrating, not only because it is the fastest growing legal sector but because it has gone unrewarded for far too long. The awards will change that’.  
The judging panel included legal and business experts across a variety of legal sectors including Mark Solon, Chairman from Wilmington Legal; Amir Ali MCICM, Chairman, CCUA; Sally Penni, Barrister; Katrina Robinson MBE; Keven Bader, Chief Executive of CITMA; Claire Smith, Head of Business Development, Moneypenny; Rachel Tombs, Orion Legal Marketing and Karen Babington, Solve Legal; Helen Heselwood, Heselwood and Grant Solicitors; Stephen Gowland, past President of Cilex. 
As a national award this is a massive achievement for us and recognises the work we have done over the years supporting companies with HR issues. We love to help and support businesses navigate their way through the maze of complex employment law. It is rarely straightforward! 
All too often employers do not fully understand employment law and can fail foul of it without even realising. This is why it is so important to get advice and support when employing staff and not waiting until there are issues. 
With ongoing support, we often can prevent problems occurring and advise on best practice. It is our job to know the current employment law. This give you peace of mind knowing you are compliant and ensures you can get on with running your company. 
Bina Briggs, CEO of Plain Talking HR was also nominated on LinkedIn as a Wonder Woman in celebration of International Women’s Day taking place on 8th March 2019. Nominated by Nabomita Mazumdar, Ambassador to Ministry of Women and Child Development in India, this is wonderful recognition 
We would like to thank our clients for all their support.  
We have our fingers crossed for the final of the National Paralegal Awards 2019. This is taking place on 29th March at the May Fair Hotel in London. 
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