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Keep legal executives out of the Crown Court, Rivlin report demands

A report for the Bar Council on the future of criminal justice and advocacy has recommended that legal executives are kept out of the Crown Courts, while solicitors should only be granted rights of audience if they have undergone the same level of training as barristers.

March 31st, 2015 | No Comments »

“Strong interest” from new and existing firms in seeking CILEx regulation

There has been strong interest from new and existing law firms in being overseen by the regulatory arm of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), it said yesterday, with over 50 enquiries.

January 16th, 2015 | No Comments »

BSB turns to CILEx to train non-legal staff

The Bar Standards Board has turned to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives to provide training to members of staff without legal qualifications. Meanwhile, ILEX Professional Standards – CILEx’s regulatory arm – is on the hunt for a new chief executive.

December 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

IPS applies to raise fines limit for legal executives from £3,000 to £50m

ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) has applied to the Legal Services Board (LSB) to raise the maximum fines limit for chartered legal executives from the current £3,000 to a top level of £50m.

December 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

Parliament clears way for legal executive law firms

Chartered legal executives will be able to set up their own law firms in the New Year – a move that ILEX Professional Standards said would for the first time also give solicitors’ firms a choice of regulator, and that the government said would help consumers access legal services.

November 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

Parliament gives green light to open up probate and conveyancing rights

The House of Lords yesterday gave the final go-ahead for chartered legal executives and others with appropriate expertise to offer probate and conveyancing services without the supervision of solicitors.

October 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

Legal executive litigators could be here by November

Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executors (CILEx) could be carrying out litigation without supervision by solicitors from the end of November, it has emerged.

October 1st, 2014 | No Comments »

MPs approve probate and conveyancing rights for legal executives

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has won the approval of the House of Commons to grant rights to conduct reserved probate and conveyancing work.

September 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Government approves standards for legal apprenticeships

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has approved the standards for its new legal apprenticeships, allowing young people to qualify as solicitors, chartered legal executives, licensed conveyancers and paralegals through workplace-based training.

August 21st, 2014 | No Comments »

ICAEW wins power to licence probate ABSs

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales has been given the green light by Parliament to regulate alternative business structures which provide probate services, with dozens of firms already showing an interest in taking advantage.

July 25th, 2014 | No Comments »