CILEx was first formed in 1892, becoming the
Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) in 1963, and the Chartered
Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) in 2012.
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
(CILEx) is an approved regulator under the Legal Services Act 2007
(the Act). Its operations are monitored and assessed by the
Legal Services Board (LSB).
CILEx is the professional association for
Chartered Legal Executives and other members of CILEx. It
regulates its members in the public interest.
CILEx has recently met the stringent criteria
of a Royal Charter application, which means a second layer of
scrutiny from the Privy Council for approval of any changes to its
CILEx provides education, training and the
development of skills for Chartered Legal Executives, other members
of CILEx, and those who wish to become more proficient and
knowledgeable in the law.
CILEx has around 20,000 members who are
either trainee or qualified Chartered Legal Executive lawyers
(7,500 are Fellows and so fully qualified lawyers). Over 92,500
people have chosen CILEx as their route to become a lawyer, and on
average, 75% of our members are women, and around 13% of all
our members are black or of a ethnic minority (compared to 7.9% for
the UK population as a whole).
As well as being an awarding body for
qualifications for trainee lawyers, CILEx also works in partnership
with City & Guilds, the UK’s largest awarding body. In
conjunction with City & Guilds, CILEx offers a range of
legal studies and legal secretary qualifications which are
available in over 100 centres in the UK and overseas.
All CILEx members are independently