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 you are a specialist in probate practice, your application to become a Chartered Legal Executive will be assessed in conjunction with the requirements to be authorised to undertake reserved probate activities. If you are a specialist in civil litigation, then litigation rights will be assessed alongside the application to become a Chartered Legal Executive and you would be authorised to undertake litigation and advocacy once you 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, CILEx Regulation is proposing to create a policy to recognise prior legal qualifications, which will enable applicants with certain legal qualifications that meet the authorisation requirements to apply for authorisation directly to CILEx Regulation.