How to become CILEx regulated

CILEx, The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, makes up one of three professional bodies for the legal industry in England and Wales.

It has a membership of about 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, paralegals and other legal practitioners and is the only body that independently regulates these.

What courses do I have to do?

To become CILEx accredited, you must complete two courses:

  • CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice
  • CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice

Can I become a solicitor through CILEx?

CILEx members will have the opportunity to become solicitors typically within 1-2 years of qualifying. You’ll need to complete the graduate fast track diploma and then have 3 years of relevant employment experience.

Is CILEx a degree?

No, CILEx differs from other regulatory bodies as it’s a non-university route to qualify as a lawyer. It also provides a Tech Level designed for 16 to 18-year-olds, apprenticeships and a Graduate Fast-track route offering affordable alternatives to the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

How much does it cost?

The CILEx qualification is significantly cheaper than going via the Legal Practice Course (LPC) route. The cost of the graduate diploma will be between £1,800 and £2,200, which is much more affordable than the £12,000 for the LPC.

Does Compare My Move work with CILEx?

Compare My Move partner with CILEx accredited solicitors. We also work with solicitors and conveyancers regulated by the CLC, SRA, LSS and LSNI in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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