Principal fellow membership

£250 / year

Must have relevant legal qualifications and at least 5 years’ experience or via the experiential route, at least 10 years’ relevant legal experience and are working in-house in law firms or companies.

Principal Fellow Criteria

Please ensure that you fulfill the eligibility criteria for this level of membership before applying

PLEASE NOTE: PF renewal requires 12 hours law related CPD per year.

Did you know that the Tour of the Royal Courts of Justice has 3 CPD points – find out more about this here

The Practical Paralegal Skills Course carries 18 CPD points – find out more here


Suitable for

An experienced paralegal with a lot of experience

Next career steps

Licence to Practise

Eligibility criteria

Minimum Level 6 qualification and at least 5 years’relevant legal experience or minimum 10 years’relevant legal experience (must provide evidence of 12 hours CPD on annual renewal)

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 CEO 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 an Associate NALP 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.

Principal fellow membership

£250 / year