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NALP Fellow (route 1) membership

NALP Fellow (route 1) membership

£165 / year

Route 1

Fellowship Membership Entry Eligibility Level 6 relevant legal qualification eg LLB, BA Law, GDL, LPC or BPTC + and proof that you have relevant legal experience of at least 3 years – NB. A reference will be sought from your employer.

If you are not eligible for the above route, then Route 2 may be applicable:

Route 2: Experiential Route

The experiential route requires a minimum 5 years relevant legal experience. Applicants should provide proof by way of reference letters. The experiential route is available for those who may not have a Level 6+ qualification but who have considerable relevant work experience.

This route requires a written submission that clearly demonstrates knowledge and understanding at a professional level in the field of law within which the candidate works, and a telephone or face to face interview.

A first-time application fee of £200 relates to processing and interview. However, on annual renewal, the fee will be £150 – please make payment of the first-time application fee before submitting your application form.

Definition of Relevant Legal Experience

Suitable for

Anyone who has legal qualifications and relevant legal experience

Next career steps

Licence to Practise

Eligibility criteria

Minimum Level 6 qualification and at least 3 years’ relevant legal experience

As a NALP member, you'll get:

We offer a range of membership categories, each application is assessed based on your professional experience and training and the appropriate level is awarded.

As a member you’ll give confidence to employers and clients in your expertise and skills, whilst demonstrating commitment to your career and professional development.

We offer all NALP members an opportunity for a phone consultation with our Patron Amanda Hamilton to discuss career development, paralegal training and the Paralegal Profession.

We keep connected with our members on an individual level, understanding your role within the legal sector. 

NALP is the only paralegal membership body to offer nationally recognised and accredited courses through the Government body, Ofqual.

We offer specialist Paralegal Training, to equip our students with the skills required to work as a Paralegal within a variety of industries, our qualifications are highly recognised within the Legal Sector. 

Established in 1987, we have been lobbying and advocating on our members’ behalf for greater recognition for over 30 years.

We are regularly featured in Industry, business and consumer press to raise the profile for Paralegals and the work you do.

Read our Press here

We have partnered with a well established company to offer our members fantastic discounts in relation to medical and dental care, Income protection, travel and accident plans and breakdown recovery.

As a NALP Member, you will have exclusive access to our Members’ Area on the website with access to webinars on various subject areas, latest news and career tips.

All NALP Members will have benefit from free registration on the NPR, NALP’s National Paralegal Register.  A fantastic marketing resource to demonstrate your skills and expertise to consumers and employers

As a self-regulatory body for NALP Members, we are able to offer a Licence to Practise to our members with appropriate expertise. 

If you are a NALP Associate member (A.NALP), NALP Graduate (Grad.NALP), a NALP Fellow (F.NALP) or a NALP Principal Fellow (PF.NALP) with a minimum of 3 years experience and competency in the area(s) of law you may apply for our Licence to Practise.

NALP Fellow (route 1) membership

£165 / year