Legal Executives


Buckland welcomes new CILEX qualification after regulatory green light

2 July 2021

The Lord Chancellor has welcomed the approval of the redesigned qualification that allows students without degrees to qualify as chartered legal executives with full practice rights.


LSB eyes accreditation scheme for comparison websites

7 June 2021

The Legal Services Board is set to recommend an accreditation scheme for review and comparison websites as take-up among both law firms and consumers continues to rise.


CILEX lawyers turning away from criminal work, government warned

12 May 2021

CILEX has added its voice to warnings that working as a criminal legal aid lawyer is no longer a sustainable career, with the number of members studying criminal law halving in less than a decade.


Concerns mount over use of review websites to judge quality of lawyers

4 May 2021

The Bar Council and Council for Licensed Conveyancers have warned of the dangers of using “one-sided” consumer reviews to assess the quality of lawyers.


Solicitor’s wrongdoing “not a shield” for employee misconduct

11 March 2021

A solicitor’s misconduct cannot negate a non-solicitor employee’s misconduct or shield them from being banned from working for law firms, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has ruled.


Exclusive: 20 firms and seven websites sign up to online reviews trial

16 February 2021

Twenty law firms and seven comparison and review websites have signed up to a regulator-run pilot that will test how they can best work together to improve the information available to consumers.


Legal executive banned for purporting to witness signatures

15 February 2021

An experienced chartered legal executive who purported to have witnessed her clients’ signatures on a property transfer form has been banned from working in law firms.


CILEX unveils revamped non-graduate route into profession

11 February 2021

CILEX has unveiled a redesigned qualification that allows students without degrees to qualify as lawyers with full practice rights or achieve recognised paralegal standards.


LSB to press ahead with continuing competence regime

10 February 2021

The Legal Services Board is pushing ahead with plans to introduce continuing competence checks for lawyers. This could include feedback from consumers, judges and peers, assurance visits or revalidation.


LeO “setting itself up to fail” with budget plans

3 February 2021

The Legal Ombudsman is “setting itself up to fail” by proposing to give itself more work than it can cope with and asking for an “extraordinary high” budget increase of 19%.

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