Tag Results

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 »

Ex-BSB director returns to the law with CILEx

Mandie Lavin, the former director of the Bar Standards Board, has returned to the legal scene after being appointed the new chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

July 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

Accountants able to handle probate work without solicitors from next month

Chartered accountants will be able to carry out reserved probate work themselves, without the need to instruct a solicitor, from next month, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has said.

July 17th, 2014 | No Comments »