13 Jul
Your Next Step Guides

Becoming a Chartered Legal Executive


What is a chartered legal executive? A fully qualified chartered legal executive can:


  • work in a legal office with the option to later qualify as a solicitor through further vocational training
  • have their own clients and represent them in court, where appropriate.


What is the difference between solicitors and legal executives? The main difference is that the training of legal executives is narrower. Legal executives have studied to the same level as a solicitor, but they specialise in a particular area of law and complete fewer subjects overall.


How to apply – As part of the application process, you will need to understand what we mean by work based learning and qualifying employment.  Find out more in this latest webinar – A guide to Qualifying Employment & Worked Based Learning





Advocacy Rights – why apply?


Applying for Advocacy Rights with CRL gives you the right to represent your clients in court.  This guide focuses on how you can gain Advocacy Rights as well as how CILEx Regulation are continuing to accept and assess applications during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Gaining Advocacy Rights brings a number of benefits, these include:


  • Career advancement
  • Business development (for Firms)
  • Positive PR (for yourself and for the organisation you work for)
  • Financial benefits
  • Continuity for your clients and the ability to continue to represent them right through to the court hearing stage


Find out more – webinar guide from Louise Turner, CILEx Membership Development Manager, Danielle Ingle, Practitioner Team Leader at CILEx Regulation and Roy Morgan, Lead Advocacy Trainer at Barbri Altior – Becoming a CILEx Advocate.