CILEx to partner with LawCare to recognise mental health initiatives

CILExBy Legal Futures’ Associate CILEx

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has introduced a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiative award category into this year’s CILEx National Awards, in partnership with legal sector mental health charity, LawCare.

The award will recognise those organisations that demonstrate improved staff wellbeing, retention and performance and/or the embedding of mental health and wellbeing into organisational values and culture.

CILEx Chief Executive Linda Ford says: “We are proud to support and represent a wealth of talented people and organisations and want to acknowledge those who are leading the way in taking measures to improve and maintain the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.”

Elizabeth Rimmer Chief Executive of LawCare said: “We are delighted that CILEx is the first legal professional body to launch a mental health and wellbeing award and we would like to encourage all firms who have developed initiatives in this area to nominate themselves. Sharing best practice in mental health and wellbeing in the legal sector helps create more mentally healthy workplaces, making the legal profession a happier and healthier place to work.”

CILEx launched the first CILEx National Awards last year to celebrate the brightest and the best in the profession, recognising both CILEx members and employers and other stakeholders who support them.

This year the awards will be presented on 5 September at Madame Tussauds in London, hosted by TV personality Claudia Winkleman.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 5 April 2019.

The full list of awards

CILEx Apprentice ​of the Year

CILEx Learner of the Year

Joyce Arram Memorial Award for Advancing the Legal Profession

CILEx Legal Expert Award

CILEx Legal Expert Award – Property

CILEx Legal Expert Award – Private Client

CILEx Supporting Lifelong Learning Award

CILEx Visionary Leadership Award


CILEx Law Firm of the Year Award (Micro/Small/Medium/Large)

CILEx Promoting Access to the Profession​ Award

CILEx Diversity & Inclusion​ Award

CILEx Innovation & People Development Award

CILEx Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiative Award


CILEx Employee of the Year

CILEx Regional Branch​ of the Year Award

CILEx Lifetime Achievement ​Award


Awarded by CILEx:

CILEx Regional Branch of the Year

CILEx Lifetime Achievement Award

CILEx Award for Academic Achievement

CILEx Employee of the Year

The entry criteria can be found on the dedicated awards page:

To find out about sponsoring the CILEx National Awards 2019 please call Amanda Brewitt on 01234 845737 or email:

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