CILEX Foundation

Charity Support for CILEX members from The CILEX Foundation

The CILEX Foundation is the Associated Charity representing Members of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, CILEX. We aim to support aspiring and experienced CILEX Lawyers to achieve their full potential – this can be through support with their academic journey, help if they face unexpected hardship which might otherwise interrupt their work or studies, and encouraging the broadening of their career development opportunities.


CILEX Members are Partners in law firms, hold senior positions in-house and in local government and are members of the Judiciary. They are different by design, and the CILEX Foundation aims to make this route to law accessible to all.

Throughout 2020, we have been developing ways in which The CILEX Foundation – the new charity for CILEX Members – can support both aspiring and experienced Lawyers to achieve their full potential. We hope to launch our full programme of support later this year.

Further information on the exciting range of support programmes and launch dates will be released on CILEX Social Media, and in your CILEX membership newsletters.

Support for members experiencing financial hardship

We believe that financial hardship – whether caused by an unexpected event such as COVID, or as a result of social mobility barriers – can obstruct promising Lawyers from attaining equal opportunities in the legal sector.


We want to support our members, and their families, by removing the barriers to success caused by poverty and hardship.


The CILEX Foundation is now considering claims for financial support. Please see the attached guide on applying, before completing our application form.


For organisations that can help with money, debt, finance and advice, please see our useful information page.


You can also read useful articles on support for members suffering financial difficulties, and also read about your CILEX Membership Benefits in the Autumn edition of the CILEX Journal.


To contact the Charity Support Officer, please complete our general enquiry form.