Membership grades and fees

Membership Grades and Fees

The CILEX subscription year runs from 1 January to 31 December each year. Depending on when you join during the membership year, the fee will be calculated on a pro-rata basis from the month of registration to 31 December.

Note: There is a non-refundable registration fee of £40 payable in addition to the fees.

Membership Grade          Cost
CILEX Student £132
CILEX Member - Paralegal £204 
CILEX Member – Advanced Paralegal  £240
CILEX Fellow £367
CILEX Fellow (Maternity/Paternity, Dual Qualified or Non-Practising) £40
CILEX Associate Prosecutor
£40**
CILEX Affiliate Membership
£40

** This is the membership fee applicable for Associate Prosecutors.  There is also a requirement to purchase the Practising Certificate (which will be payable by the CPS) separately for a fee of £271.

Membership grade                        
Requirements for the grade

Fees for first-time registrations

CILEX Student
For those wishing to enter the legal profession; those who have no relevant legal qualification.
• £40 registration fee
• £132 annual membership fee


CILEX Member - Paralegal
For those who have completed their CILEX Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice, or who are graduates with Qualifying Law Degrees. CILEX Member - Paralegal members will be entitled to use the designatory letters ACILEX after their name (previously known as an Associate member).

• £40 registration fee
• £200 exemption fee
• £204 annual membership fee


CILEX Member - Advanced Paralegal
For those who have completed both their CILEX Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice and their CILEX Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice; or who are Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPC, formerly the Bar Vocational Course or BVC) graduates. CILEX Member - Advanced Paralegal members will be entitled to use the designatory letters MCILEX after their name (previously known as a Graduate member (GCILEX). 

• £40 registration fee
• £400 exemption fee
• £240 annual membership fee

CILEX Fellow Member
For those who have successfully completed the academic stage of training and have successfully met the regulator's requirement and are authorised by CILEx Regulation.

• £367 applicable Practising Certificate fee
Application fees for QE and WBL apply in order to obtain this grade of membership

CILEX Fellow – Maternity / Paternity
 
For those Fellows who are currently on maternity or paternity leave
• £40 annual membership fee

CILEX Fellow – Non-Practising
For those Fellows are taking a break from employment, or not acting as a Chartered Legal Executive in their work, or those who have retired as a Fellow
 
 • £40 annual membership fee
CILEX Fellow – Dual Qualified 
 
For those Fellows who have are also authorised by another approved regulator as they have cross qualified
 • £40 annual membership fee
CILEX Associate Prosecutor For those who are working for the CPS as an Associate Prosecutor. In order to practise as an Associate Prosecutor, there is a requirement to obtain an annual Practising Certificate.
• £40 registration fee
• £40 annual membership fee
• Practising certificate fee £271

CILEX Affiliate Membership For those that have an interest in the legal profession and want to be part of a professional association, or those who have previously been in another grade of membership (not including Fellow), but their circumstances have changed for reasons including, but not limited to, parental leave, period of non-working or retirement.
• £40 registration fee
• £40 annual membership fee
CILEX Companion This is limited to those appointed by the CILEX Board to be CILEX Companions, and will recognise exceptional CILEX practitioners with a proven track record in their own organisations or in their contribution to CILEX.

It is the responsibility of members to ensure that they are in the appropriate grade at all times. We are therefore unable to offer any refunds for retrospective membership subscription fees.