EU Services Directive (2009)

The European Services Directive requires the Institute to provide a range of information that is easily accessible to an enquirer anywhere in the EU. The Institute complies with the provisions of the Directive by supplying the required information within the website. The website has a fully searchable database in addition to clearly labelled menus on the left hand side of the page. Contact numbers are provided to allow for telephone or e-mail enquiries if further information is required.

The Institute has appointed ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) as the regulator for the Chartered Institute’s members.The IPS website can be viewed here.

Code of Conduct information for members is available for public viewing. A membership application form is available to download in PDF format, alternatively we can send a printed PDF copy upon request to

Applications for membership may be referred to other parts of the Institute to ascertain the correct grade for the applicant dependent on their legal education attainments. Turnaround time for applications will be within 28 days of receipt of a fully completed application with any required attachments.

Fees for the relevant membership grade offered can be made using a debit or credit card or a cheque drawn on a clearing bank in the UK.