The CILEx Council
CILEx is governed by elected representatives, the Council of
CILEx. Council members are
responsible for ensuring that the affairs of the Institute are
conducted diligently, legally and honestly.
Council makes all the strategic and policy decisions of CILEx as
a professional association, which are implemented at an operational
level by the Chief Executive and her team of officers and
Council members are drawn from and represent
the five constituencies in England and Wales. Additional
members may be appointed to the Council as Specialist or
Co-opted members to represent particular areas of legal practice or
The Royal Charter and Bye-Laws of the Institute regulate in
general terms the powers and obligations of the Council, including
membership criteria and its number. Further
amendments to our Charter and
Bye-Laws were approved by the Privy Council in October
Council members are directors of the company, and must exercise
the fiduciary duties expected of any director of a company. Like
ordinary directors, they are required to retire on a rotational
basis every three years. However, members may offer themselves for
re-election or re-appointment.
Constituency Council Members
There are five Constituency areas. Most have two
Council representatives, depending on the size of the membership
within those areas.
Council meets five times a year. Meetings are
usually held at CILEx headquarters in Kempston Bedford. Council
members also attend the Annual General Meeting, the
Graduation Ceremony and the annual Strategy day. Council
members may also be called on to attend meetings with
CILEx members, members of other organisations or bodies connected
with the Institute. Council members may be invited to
serve on committees and working parties.
Join CILEx Council - Help shape the future
All Fellows of the Institute are eligible to join Council.
To be eligible for appointment, they must have paid their
annual subscriptions and any other fees owed to the Institute. If
you believe that you could help shape the future of CILEx and
are interested in joining CILEx Council, you can
learn more by
simply clicking here.