CILEXCILEX New March 2021 is the professional association for over 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, paralegals and other legal practitioners in England and Wales. All members are regulated by CILEx Regulation Limited.

CILEX provides education, training and the development of skills for its members, and those who wish to become more proficient and knowledgeable in the law.

CILEX is unique in being a non-graduate route to qualification as a lawyer, as well as providing a Tech Level designed specifically for 16 to 18 year olds, apprenticeships and a Graduate Fast-track route which gives law graduates a more affordable and viable alternative to the LPC.

Study is through full/part time courses and is available from over 80 CILEX accredited centres across England and Wales and via distance learning. Chartered Legal Executives are Fellows of the Institute who have completed the Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice and the required period of qualifying employment. To qualify as a CILEX Fellow, applicants must also be able to demonstrate eight competencies against a rage of learning outcomes by creating and submitting a portfolio of evidence called Work Based Learning.

Chartered Legal Executive lawyers specialise in a particular area of law, which means the everyday work of a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer is similar to that of a solicitor.

Chartered Legal Executive lawyers can become partners in law firms, litigators, advocates, coroners and judges.

CILEX lawyers are now able to become authorised persons in probate, conveyancing, immigration, litigation and advocacy, enabling them to practice independently and to set up their own firms offering these services.

CILEX is an approved regulator for litigation rights for Associate Prosecutors, enabling associate prosecutors in the Crown Prosecution Service to exercise litigation and advocacy rights in the Magistrates’ Courts under the stewardship of an approved regulator.

For further information about training your staff or becoming a member please contact:

Membership enquiries: +44 (0)1234 845777

General enquiries email:


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