CILEx Consultations

CILEx regularly responds to government consultations on behalf of its members.  CILEx members with practical experience and knowledge are invited to submit views for consideration in the CILEx response.  To add your views on any current papers click on the paper below.

If you know of any other current consultation papers affecting your area of practice, which you think raise important issues for CILEx members, please contact the Corporate Affairs Department at Kempston Manor, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7AB or telephone 01234 845708/764 or email

Current Consultations

Here is where members can keep up to date on active consultations, and contribute your own views.

If you are an CILEx member and would like to get involved, or have any views you would like to share, please contact our Corporate Affairs team at

Deadline: Friday, 14 August 2015

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has brought forward its planned six-month review of MedCo amidst concerns that its policy objectives and the public confidence in MedCo could be undermined by new business practices which have emerged within the sector.  

Deadline: 4pm on Monday, 24 August 2015

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) are holding a consultation on the closure of 91 courts and tribunals across England and Wales.

Deadline: Friday, 4 September 2015

The Law Commission is consulting in its proposals for a framework to replace the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (‘DoLS’), which were introduced to protect people who lack mental capacity, but who need to be deprived of their liberty so they can be given care and treatment in a hospital or care home.

Deadline: Friday, 11 September2015

The Government has set out for consultation proposals for further court fees increases in respect of divorce, possession claims and general applications.

Deadline: Ongoing

As part of an on-going review, CILEx’s legal aid working party are to consider the impact of the Government’s legal aid changes, and are asking CILEx members to provide evidence from their experience that demonstrates the impact of the cuts.

Consultation Responses

You can access CILEx's responses to previous consultations (dating back to 2008) here.

Past Consultations

You can access an archive of consultations that CILEx has responded to (dating back to 2008) here.