Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development is the means by which individuals in our regulated community maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills.  It is essential that legal practitioners sustain and enhance their knowledge and skills so that their clients, the legal profession and the wider public can be assured of their ongoing competency.  

CPD is necessary:

‘To maintain, improve and extend the skills and qualities necessary for the proper performance of professional and legal duties and compliance required by CILEx Regulation, to ensure confidence in the professionalism and competence of CILEx members.’

How can we help you?

At the Contact Centre, we are always here to help you with any questions or queries you may have. We do understand that sometimes it is difficult to call during office hours, so as a benefit to our members we hold CPD clinics between 5 pm and 6:30 pm. Keep an eye out in our member newsletter to see when the next clinics are taking place, these are key dates to keep in your diary.

We are also now live on Instagram, and we put out useful tips for members on a variety of topics. Of course, CPD is heavily featured as a point of member interest, so please don’t forget to follow us @CILExHQ

If you are on Twitter, then you can tweet us using #CILExHelp for any question that you may have for us.

For more help on your CPD visit our resources page.

CPD Non-Compliance

Failure to submit your required CPD hours will result in a loss of any benefits attached to your membership status with effect from 1 January 2020.  For Chartered Legal Executives and Legal Accounts Fellows this means you will lose your designatory letters, your right to act as a Commissioner for Oaths and your right to exercise any other rights attached to your membership, such as rights of audience.

Chartered Legal Executives and Associate Prosecutors will not receive a Practising Certificate for 2021 if they have not met their 2019/20 CPD requirements, even where they have paid their subscriptions and submitted the prior conduct form.