Membership Benefits


Being a part of the CILEx family gives you the protection of an organisation that is; a professional body, a front line regulator, an awarding body.

Being regulated by CILEx Regulation is a first-rate membership benefit in itself. Regulations brings with it respect and recognition, it differentiates you from those in the legal profession that do not belong to a recognised professional body and ensures high standards of quality from CILEx professionals.

CILEx Head Office staff are committed to maintaining high levels of customer service. Read our Customer Service Standards and our Customer Service Statement here.

As a graduate of CILEx you will have the right to use specific lettering after your name. An Associate member has ACILEx, a Graduate member has GCILEx and a Fellow is known as FCILEx.

More information on Membership grades can be found here.

Membership of CILEx also brings with it a portfolio of valuable services and benefits to support our members both professionally and personally.

Be Involved

All CILEx members are encouraged to take an active role in their careers and the legal world. We will invite you to take part in government consultations, encourage you to get involved with your local CILEx branch activities and help you spread the word of your achievements through our case studies scheme.

Each year we reward outstanding members with the CILEX Awards, offering the opportunity to gain recognition for yourself and your firm. We also encourage you and sponsor external awards such as the Law Society's Legal Executive of the Year Excellence Award.

CILEx is always striving to improve its services to its members and we like to get you involved. You can be an important part of the decision making process by responding to an CILEx survey.

Get Support

CILEx aims to provide all of our members with the support they need to have a successful career in law.

You will have access to our dedicated membership and awards teams who are available by telephone or email to offer guidance on your membership or examination queries.

As a practising Fellows of The Chartered Institute you will feature on our Practitioners Directory. A free promotional tool which could bring new business your way.

The CILEx Benevolent Fund, a registered charity since 1960, can be applied for by any CILEx member facing difficult financial times.

Funded by CILEx for its members, LawCare offers FREE health support and advice. LawCare is a confidential advisory service created to support members and their  immediate family.

The CILEx Group's websites have been developed to both promote CILEx and benefit members. You can access legal jobs, student areas, back issues of the Journal, information and advice on current issues faced by legal professionals and training through the CILEx Law School.

You will also benefit from the national publicity created by the CILEx PR team on a variety of legal and educational issues.

Stay informed

The Award winning in-house Journal is delivered directly to every members home or workplace every month. The CILEx Journal covers topical and law reform issues ensuring members are kept informed and up-to-date of the latest news and events in an increasingly complex profession.

You can watch the CILEx videos to hear key messages from CILEx professionals, industry leaders and even the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve.

As a member you can sign up for the weekly CILEx email which contains a variety of information, from practical membership updates to awards and events you may be interested in. The email also contains the useful Job of the Week to assist you with your career.

You can also follow CILEx on Facebook and Twitter for immediate updates.

Exclusive products and services

All CILEx members have access to discounted products and services wider walleton the CILEx Wider Wallet website. Wider Wallet brings together a wide range of national and local offers. So whether you'd like to save money at high-street stores, enjoy discounts on your supermarket shopping or splash out on a treat, there's something for everyone.

Visit the CILEx Wider Wallet website and register using the access code WW5768E. If you don’t have access to a computer you can still sign up by contacting the Wider Wallet team on 0800 612 7220 between 8am and 6pm weekdays.

Sign up free today and enjoy the benefits of a wider wallet!

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