NALP announces appointment of new Non-Executive Director to its Board

NALP, the National Association of Licensed Paralegals, has appointed Chantal Cooke to its Board of Directors.


Cooke joins CEO Amanda Hamilton and Director of Compliance & Regulation, Jane Robson.

Chantal Cooke is an award-winning journalist, co-founder of PASSION for the PLANET radio, and CEO of boutique PR company, Panpathic Communications.

Cooke already sits on NALP’s Governing Board, a position she has held for the last two years. She will retain this alongside her new role on the Board of Directors.

"We've worked with Chantal for three years in her capacity as our PR agent and have been really impressed with her skills, knowledge and work ethic.  We soon found ourselves turning to her to ask her opinion on issues outside her direct PR remit as we valued her practical, down-to-earth approach to challenges. So, it made perfect sense to ask her to join our Board in an official capacity.”  Said Amanda Hamilton, CEO of NALP.

"I've loved working with Amanda, Jane and the NALP team over the last few years and have enjoyed making a contribution to the wider business. It is clear that paralegals, and the profession as a whole, deserves greater recognition, and I hope I can contribute to making that a reality.” said Chantal Cooke.

In the coming months, NALP will continue to work to increase awareness of the paralegal profession, both within the legal sector and to consumers and businesses who may need legal support, while also supporting its members to further their legal careers and ensuring affordable legal help is available to everyone.

NALP is also committed to developing and improving relationships with its counterparts in the statutory regulated legal sector and ensuring that as a voluntary regulatory body for the currently unregulated paralegal sector, it is ready for the challenges facing the whole sector, throughout the pandemic and beyond.

NALP, the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP), is a non-profit Membership Body and the only Paralegal body that is recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual (the regulator of qualifications in England). Through its Centres, accredited recognised professional paralegal qualifications are offered for a career as a paralegal professional.

Editor's Notes:

Amanda Hamilton and Chantal Cooke are available for comment/interview.


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