Regulating your Legal Firm

Regulating your Legal Firm 

Legal services providers who offer reserved and regulated legal services are required to be regulated as a legal entity by an approved regulator, even if the individual(s) is already regulated in their own capacity.

So if your firm provides any of the reserved and/or regulated legal services listed below you will need regulation at organisational level over and above individual authorisation or practice rights:

  • Conduct of litigation
  • Exercise rights of audience
  • Probate activities
  • Conveyancing
  • Immigration advice and services

How Do I Apply to Regulate my Law Firm?

As part of the application process, company information and documentation will need to provided. Our application form takes you through the process.

In keeping with the high standards you expect from CILEX, we will appoint a trained and qualified relationship officer to act as your dedicated point of contact who can guide you through the process where needed. Help is at hand to complete the application forms and collate supporting documentation whenever you need professional support and advice to help you comply and set the right standards for your business.

The diagram below illustrates the general application process and you can view the Entity Authorisation Stage-by-Stage Guide which walks you through a typical application process and explains the necessary application forms and documents.

Find out more about applying to become a regulated firm.