In order to be admitted as a Chartered Legal
Executive lawyer, Graduate members (i.e. members who have completed
their academic training) must demonstrate that they have:
3 years' qualifying employment, of which:
- 2 years must be consecutive qualifying employment immediately
preceding the application
- At least 1 year must be in the Graduate grade of membership
immediately preceding the application
For guidance on what may be qualifying employment click here.
Please click here
to access the QE form. There is a £70 non-refundable assessment fee
to submit with the application.
A break in employment of up to 12 months for any reason will not
break continuity of employment, but will not be counted as part of
the 2 year period.
The CILEx Membership Requirement Regulations set out the
requirements for admission as a Fellow. These can be viewed
The Membership requirement regulations are supplemented by the
Application for Fellowship rules (Work Based Learning) which can be
CILEx Regulation is the independent
regulator of CILEx members and oversees the education,
qualification and practice standards of CILEx members. The CILEx Regulation Admissions and Licensing
Committee is responsible for considering and determining
qualifying employment applications, which the officers of CILEx Regulation are not able to determine themselves.
Guidance for members who are uncertain as to
whether they are in qualifying employment can be found here.
We would certainly recommend that you have your employment assessed as early as possible so that you can be satisfied that your current employment arrangements satisfy the qualifying employment requirements.
You can access the QE form here.