Royal Charter and Bye-Laws
On 30 January 2012, the Institute of Legal Executives ceased to
be a company limited by guarantee. We became ‘The Chartered
Institute of Legal Executives’, incorporated by a Royal Charter and
governed by a set of Bye-Laws which outline our internal
organisation, constitution and conduct. Further amendments to
our Charter and Bye-Laws were approved by the Privy Council in
November 2018. The latest version can be viewed here.
Having a Royal Charter means that important changes to our
constitution must be ratified by the Privy Council, even after they
have been approved by a majority of Fellows voting at a General
Meeting. This provides an additional layer of scrutiny, which
is there for the interests of the public and our members.
New Charters are normally reserved for bodies that work in the
public interest (such as professional institutions and charities)
and which demonstrate pre-eminence, stability and permanence in
their particular field. We are very proud to have achieved
As well as the Charter and Bye-Laws, all individuals registered with CILEx are also bound by the provisions of the Membership Requirement Regulations, whatever their membership grade. The current version of those regulations may be seen here.
Our company number is: RC000850.