About our Charter status
On 12 October 2011, the Queen in Council
approved our application for Royal Charter. On 30 January
2012 Justice Minister, Jonathan Djanogly presented us with the
There are many benefits that a Royal Charter brings to the
public as well as to the Institute and its members, including:
- Our status as an Approved Regulator, Professional Body and
Awarding Organisation is enhanced by the additional
scrutiny and endorsement of our operations by the Privy
- Formal public recognition for our high standards in
qualification, regulation and representation.
- Raised consumer awareness and confidence when seeking legal
advice from suitably qualified, regulated lawyers.
- Professional recognition from your peers in the legal
profession for your equal standing and expertise as Chartered Legal
In October 2012 the Privy Council agreed to some changes in our
Charter and its Bye-laws.
From that date, the following
designatory letters have been used for the following membership
FCILEX – Fellows
GCILEX – Graduate members
ACILEX – Associate
If you have any questions about The Royal Charter then please complete our general enquiry form.
All Chartered Legal Executives recite the following oath upon graduating from CILEX, underlining
their commitment to the very best service and professional
I promise to discharge diligently my duties and
responsibilities as a Chartered Legal Executive. I will
protect my independence as a lawyer, uphold the Rule of Law, and
act at all times with integrity. I will justify the confidence and
trust that is placed in me by my clients, the courts, the public
and by my profession.