Legal Executives


LSB: SMEs attracted by firms with price transparency

6 August 2018

When small businesses believe they can trust the transparency of legal providers on fees, they are twice as likely to seek the advice of lawyers, according to the Legal Services Board.


LSB reforms to end “different treatment” for accountants

25 July 2018

The Legal Services Board is to impose reform that will end the “different treatment” for accountancy regulators which also oversee legal services.


CILEx to become ABS regulator no.6

18 July 2018

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives is set to become the sixth body allowed to license alternative business structures after its application was approved by the Lord Chancellor.


CILEx Regulation clears major hurdle to licensing ABSs

13 June 2018

The Legal Services Board has approved an application by CILEx Regulation to license alternative business structures, which will now go to the Lord Chancellor for a final decision. If successful, the regulator of chartered legal executives will become the sixth ABS licensing authority.


CILEx Regulation seeks to reassure Lord Chief Justice over alternative business structures

20 April 2018

CILEx Regulation has moved to reassure the Lord Chief Justice over his concerns about its application to license alternative business structures. The regulator of chartered legal executives said that it would only look to regulate firms “that are relatively low risk and straightforward”.


Dame Elizabeth Filkin joins CILEx board as lay member

5 April 2018

Dame Elizabeth Filkin, a former Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, has become one of four lay members appointed to the new Chartered Institute of Legal Executives group board. The move comes as CILEx introduces a group structure with three companies


Break your silence on legal aid cuts, lawyers tell Legal Services Board

22 February 2018

If the Legal Services Board is serious about promoting access to justice it must end its silence on the legal aid cuts, lawyers’ organisations have said. The Bar Council accused the oversight regulator of acting like “another department of government” by refusing to comment.


Cry freedom: SRA wants to become separate legal entity from Law Society

16 February 2018

Legal regulators have urged the Legal Services Board to use its review of the internal governance rules to give them greater independence from their representative bodies. The Solicitors Regulation Authority said the rewrite of the rules should allow it to become a “separate legal entity” from the Law Society.


Bar Standards Board to regulate firm led by chartered legal executive

8 February 2018

The Bar Standards Board is to regulate a law firm led by a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, it has emerged. No practising barristers will be involved in the firm, but its principal is also an unregistered (ie, non-practising) barrister.


Groundbreakers: CILEx firm aims to train solicitors as BSB firm takes on pupil

18 January 2018

A law firm regulated by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives is aiming to supervise the training of solicitors in what is understood to be the first move of its kind. In a separate development, a law firm regulated by the Bar Standards Board has started a pupillage scheme, in what might well also be a first.

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20 September 2018
Simon McCrum

Why don’t lawyers do what you ask them to do?

Having been team leader, department head, division head and managing partner, I understand well the frustration (and anger) that managing partners and CEOs voice to me: “We’ve asked them a dozen times, but still they aren’t doing what we need!”

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