A step towards transforming the legal profession

The CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ) has, in part, been developed in response to the feedback from members on the challenges we know that you have experienced in having your skills and knowledge properly and consistently recognised by Regulators, employers and clients alike. To that end, the route to authorisation, with appropriate practice rights, has been embedded into the new framework, so that those emerging as CILEX Lawyers will achieve parity of opportunity with their solicitor and barrister colleagues.

Over the coming months, we will be communicating the routes available to you to gain the recognition that aligns with the level of professional competence you have achieved. These will be linked to current requirements for ongoing professional development.

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