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Law firms, legal executives and licensed conveyancers join forces to lobby for leasehold reform

A new property law alliance, the Legal Sector Group, has written to the government with a detailed set of proposals on leasehold reform. It brings together the Conveyancing Association, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, the Society of Licensed Conveyancers and the Bold Legal Group. The Law Society has decided not to join.

June 21st, 2017 | No Comments »

CILEx lobbies peers’ committee for judicial diversity

CILEx vice-president Millicent Grant gave evidence to the House of Lords Constitution Committee in March during an inquiry on judicial appointments.

April 28th, 2017 | Comments Off on CILEx lobbies peers’ committee for judicial diversity

The Government Legal Department: career opportunities for Chartered Legal Executives

The Government Legal Department – the government’s principal legal advisers – provides advice to most central government departments, including the Ministry of Justice and Home Office.

April 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Government Legal Department: career opportunities for Chartered Legal Executives

Proposals to modernise the home-moving process

The CA’s white paper, Modernising the home moving process, sets out the results of the association’s research and consultations with conveyancing stakeholders across the industry, in the UK and abroad, to identify the constraints in the home-moving process and the solutions employed in other jurisdictions as well as the CA’s own vision of how a future technology supported process could operate.

April 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Proposals to modernise the home-moving process

The Citizens Advice Witness Service: supporting witnesses in criminal cases

The Citizens Advice Witness Service provides a vital facility offering free and independent support for witnesses in every criminal court across England and Wales

April 6th, 2017 | No Comments »

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association for over 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, paralegals and other legal practitioners in England and Wales. All members are regulated by CILEx Regulation Limited. CILEx provides education, training and the development of skills for its members, and those who wish to become more proficient […]

February 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off on The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

Mixed response to LSB’s plan for regulatory overhaul, with Falconer calling for focus on unmet legal need instead

Reactions from key legal services industry bodies to the Legal Services Board’s blueprint for radical form of legal regulation have ranged from enthusiastic welcome to anger at its timing, while the politician who introduced the Legal Services Act 2007 said tackling unmet legal need was more of a priority.

September 14th, 2016 | No Comments »

CILEx urges end to discrimination against non-university qualified lawyers

The body representing chartered legal executives has called on the profession to end discrimination against lawyers who have qualified through non-university routes and open up the senior judiciary to those entered the law by alternative means.

August 15th, 2016 | No Comments »

Bar Council: use direct access barristers instead of paid McKenzie Friends

Litigants with limited funds should use direct access barristers to represent them in court rather than pay for McKenzie Friends, the Bar Council has argued. The Bar Council, along with the Law Society and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, supported the judiciary’s call for a ban on professional McKenzie Friends.

June 10th, 2016 | No Comments »

Plan to smooth paralegals’ path to CILEx qualification sparks “confusion” claim

A proposal by CILEx Regulation to make it easier for paralegals to become qualified legal executives has been fiercely rejected as likely to cause “confusion to employers and consumers” by the new voluntary paralegals regulator.

December 10th, 2015 | No Comments »