What rights of audience are available to members in
The rights of audience available in tribunals vary and depend on
the individual tribunal rules. For example, a member may
appear in an employment tribunal and social security appeal
tribunal without the need for supervision from a solicitor. A
Fellow who is also an authorised immigration practitioner may
appear in immigration tribunals.
However, other tribunals reserve a right of audience to
solicitors and barristers. Where that is the case, a Fellow
may only appear if they are a Chartered Legal Executive
Advocate and their certificate allows them rights in that
It is extremely important to note that in exercising any of
these rights, the CILEx member must be competent to do so. The
CILEx Code of Conduct requires members to act within their
competence, therefore appearing before a tribunal when not
competent could lead to disciplinary proceedings.
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