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About CILEx

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association for Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, other legal practitioners and paralegals. CILEx works to advance and protect the status and interests of its members. We are responsible for developing and delivering products and services which provide our members, and their employers, with the support they need as to develop professional skills and competence across the legal sector.

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Working for CILEx

We believe we have a great team here, committed to looking after the interests of our members. We are continually looking to add to that team - and who knows it could be you!

Bedford and the surrounding area is a great place to live and work, it is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, only 45 minutes from London, but on the doorstep of some of the most beautiful countryside in England.

If you are looking for a worthwhile and interesting career in a great place - why not start here? take a look at the Employee Benefits

Time to Change Employer Pledge

Time to change employer pledge

CILEx want to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental health. One in four of us will be experiencing a mental health problem at any one time. Nine in ten people who have experienced a mental health problem have faced negative treatment from others as a result. 

That’s why we have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge. This is a commitment to changing the way we think and act about mental health at every level of this organisation. 

In order to sign the Pledge, we have submitted an action plan detailing what we will do, including training up mental health first aiders throughout the business, raising overall employee awareness, championing the ask twice campaign and making sure we provide and environment where its ok not to be ok.

CILEx National Awards 2018 

CILEx Employee of the Year: Louise Tyrrell
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Louise Tyrell & Sally Phillips Glass Award


Louise writes: I started my role as membership manager in October 2017, having worked at CILEx since 2010 in various roles. 

Prior to this, I was a practising solicitor so have a good understanding of what it is like working as a legal professional and the many demands involved in an ever-changing legal environment. 

I have always enjoyed working directly with our members, providing support and guidance in relation to a wide range of technical, practical and operational issues. For example, I was heavily involved with our success in securing a change to the guideline hourly rates, allowing Chartered Legal Executives to recover Grade A rates once they reach eight years’ PQE.

Whilst at CILEx, I have developed excellent working relationships with a number of our members and been pleased to witness their career development. Having followed members’ progress through our membership grades, it gives me a real buzz to meet them and their friends and families, for example, at our Graduation and Fellowship Admission ceremonies.

I have also worked with a number of members seeking additional practice rights and launching their own legal practices, as well as those who want to develop the scope of their legal and professional skills, for example, by seeking judicial appointment. 

I was extremely honoured to be a part of the team that organised the inaugural CILEx National Awards, as it was an excellent way for us to showcase and celebrate our truly remarkable members and stakeholders. Being able to celebrate the significant role they play in the professional legal services sector, with colleagues who understand the importance of our members within that sector, was truly special. 

To win an award myself and stand alongside all of the winners was an absolute privilege.

CILEx National Awards 2019

Employee of the Year: Matthew Brecknock

CILEx Employee of the Year 2019

Matthew Brecknock was awarded the CILEx Employee of the Year Award at the 2019 CILEx National Awards, held at the prestigious Madame Tussauds in London on Thursday 5 September, hosted by TV presenter Claudia Winkleman. This award recognises an employee who is delivering excellent and outstanding work.