Regulation of Chartered Legal Executives
ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) regulates members of the
Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). It
oversees the education, qualification and practice standards of
Chartered Legal Executive lawyers and other CILEx members and
ensures they maintain proper standards of professional and personal
conduct. IPS embodies the principle that legal professional
bodies like CILEx should separate their regulatory and
leadership functions so that clients and the public can have
confidence in their legal advisors.
IPS works with CILEx to ensure CILEx qualifications are at the
right level and are appropriate to the work CILEx members carry
out. IPS also aims to ensure members are fully aware of their
obligations to clients, colleagues, the courts and the
public. When necessary, IPS deals with complaints against
IPS has an independent board of directors. 4 members of the
Board are non-lawyers with no connection to the legal profession
and 3 are professional members who are Legal Executives. The chair
of the board is an independent member, Alan Kershaw.
The IPS website
includes the Code of Conduct and Guides to Good Practice, which
CILEx members are required to follow, and information about how IPS
deals with complaints. You can also check whether an CILEx
member has had an order made against them for misconduct.
You can find out more about IPS here.
CILEx members can find information relevant to them here.
Consumers can find out about what CILEx members can do and how
to complain if things go wrong here.
Employers of CILEx members can find relevant information