CILEx Regulation is in the process of amending the education standards to become a Chartered Legal Executive, which will, if approved by the Legal Services Board, enable an applicant to apply for authorisation in their specialist reserved area of practice as part of the process. For example, if the applicant is a specialist in probate practice, their application to become a Chartered Legal Executive will be assessed in conjunction with the requirements to be authorised to undertake reserved probate activities. If they are a specialist in civil litigation, then litigation rights will be assessed alongside the application to become a Chartered Legal Executive and they would be authorised to undertake litigation and advocacy once they have completed the CILEx Regulation accredited advocacy course. This proposal was consulted upon in 2018 and the closed consultation can be found here.
As part of the wider proposals to change the route to become a Chartered Legal Executive, CILEx Regulation is proposing to create an approved route for training providers, which will allow providers to offer legal qualifications that meet the authorisation requirements. An approved qualification will meet the academic requirements for authorisation.