Practice management courses
Is there a requirement to undertake the practice management courses?
There is no requirement that a person running a branch office must be qualified to supervise. CILEx Regulation recommends that a Fellow running a branch office should give consideration to undertaking the practice management courses to ensure that their competency to run an office could not be questioned by the SRA. This would not be necessary if a member was heading a department within the main office.
There is no absolute restriction against any member of CILEx heading a department or running a branch office but the firm must ensure it is complying with Rule 12. If the member is not suitably experienced or competent, they could be subject to investigation by the SRA and would also be in breach of the CILEx Code of Conduct which members to ensure they act within their competence.
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