Legal Executives


Accountancy body withdraws from legal services regulation

10 August 2020

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has decided to withdraw from legal services regulation and contract it out to CILEx Regulation, in the first move of its kind.


Legal executive banned for forging client’s signature

6 August 2020

A highly experienced chartered legal executive who forged her client’s signature after forgetting to ask the client to sign a consent order has been banned from working for law firms.


Lawyers face new levy to support economic crime drive

23 July 2020

Larger law firms face a new levy of £100-200 per £1m of revenue to support the government’s economic crime plan, under proposals outlined by the Treasury yesterday.


Gowland joins LSB in chartered legal executive first

21 July 2020

A former president of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives has become the first member of that branch of the profession to be appointed to the Legal Services Board.


Legal regulators “too slow” with diversity action

16 July 2020

Progress by the legal regulators in understanding and tackling ongoing inequalities in the profession is “too slow” and lacks “strategic direction”, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has said. The oversight regulator said there were “fundamental shortcomings” in the collection of… Read More


CILEx calls for permanent power of attorney change

10 July 2020

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives has called for a permanent law change after the Land Registry began accepting copies of lasting powers of attorney certified by CILEx lawyers.


Legal assistant banned after lying about passing exams

9 July 2020

A legal assistant who lied about passing his legal executive exams so that his law firm employer would reimburse the course fees has been banned from working in the solicitors’ profession.


Apprenticeships “not working for the disadvantaged”

26 June 2020

Workers from disadvantaged backgrounds are being left behind by the apprenticeship system, including in the law, with numbers slumping by more than a third since the apprenticeship levy was introduced.


Legal regulators cool on the idea of being abolished

12 June 2020

Legal regulators have reacted coolly to the recommendation of Professor Stephen Mayson that they be replaced by a single organisation, arguing instead the case for specialism.


Regulators “confirm commitment” to Legal Choices amid control dispute

29 April 2020

Seven of the eight frontline regulators have “confirmed their continued commitment” to the Legal Choices website, despite the Solicitors Regulation Authority no longer wanting to run it.


“Strong improvement” in AML oversight by regulators

20 March 2020

There has been a “strong improvement” among the legal regulators in their approach to anti-money laundering, their oversight body has reported.


Ban for legal executive who used own money to cover error

19 March 2020

A chartered legal executive who covered up a mistake by paying a client her own money to increase her settlement has been banned from working for solicitors’ firms.


LSB ramp ups pressure on regulatory independence

21 February 2020

The Legal Services Board is ramping up pressure on the Law Society, the Bar Council and other approved regulators over ensuring the independence of their regulatory arms.


First apprentice qualifies as chartered legal executive

7 February 2020

A paralegal at listed law firm DWF has become the first chartered legal executive to qualify through an apprenticeship, an appropriate landmark for National Apprenticeship Week.


BSB and SRA in firing line over shortcomings

19 December 2019

The Bar Standards Board has been told that it needs to act more quickly on how it plans to educate the public about barristers after its widely criticised decision to stop funding Legal Choices.

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SQE’s earn-as-you-learn training opens door for new legal talent

Apprenticeships offer a different route into the profession which is focused on work-based learning from experienced practitioners. There are already more than 700 solicitor apprentices.


The rising risk of cybercrime for law firms

Cybercrime has increased significantly in recent years, causing untold damage to businesses and essential services. Cyber-security breaches cost billions of pounds and account for half of all crime in the UK.