Legal Executives


New rules to bolster legal regulators’ independence

5 November 2018

New rules which clearly limit the influence the Law Society can have on the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and the Bar Council on the Bar Standards Board, have been published.


Lawyer abandons career at Bar to set up CILEx entity

26 October 2018

A barrister who spent six years fruitlessly trying to obtain a pupillage has instead become an immigration practitioner as the head of her own firm, overseen by CILEx Regulation.


LSB: Regulators making “good progress” on publishing prices

17 October 2018

The frontline regulators are making “very good progress” in improving price transparency, the Legal Services Board has said – but its consumer panel was far less impressed.


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.

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14 November 2018

How accessible is your recruitment process?

Recognising the benefits of employing disabled people in the legal profession, and attracting talented disabled candidates is a great start, but of little use if your recruitment process is not inclusive nor accessible.

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