Legal Practice Areas

Legal Practice Areas – Studying Law and Developing Careers

Our pathways to success can help you to pursue a career in law in many different fields of law.

From Paralegal Support workers to Qualified Lawyers, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) offers pathways for legal qualifications, regulation and professional membership support. Our pathways in law fit flexibly around an individual’s prior knowledge and experience as well as the professional roles, in the specialist areas of law, that they have or aspire to.

Pathways for specialist Law Practice Areas

There are numerous specialist pathways for studying law and developing legal careers in different fields of law to suit the needs of the legal sector.

Below, to help guide you, is a selection of example specialist pathways for different legal practice areas to consider. If you cannot find exactly what you need below, speak to us and we will discuss which of our flexible pathways is right for you. 

Civil Litigation - Contract Law Civil Litigation - Law of Tort Company Law and Partnership Law CILEX specialist pathway Criminal Litigation Employment Law Family Law

General Pathway in Law

The CILEX general pathway below sets out a guideline pathway for meeting CILEX qualification requirements and can be adapted to meet your needs in terms of specialist knowledge, qualifications (in-house or part-time via CILEX qualification providers) and authorisation.

General Law