02 Mar

Excellent result for practice rights

University of Law assessmentsThe results for CRL’s first live practice rights assessments delivered through The University of Law were published on the 1 March 2023. There were 23 candidates receiving their results, with an overall pass rate of 96%.


These assessments, in either civil litigation or conveyancing, were delivered in December 2022 and are made up of both knowledge and skills components. Those who have been successful will now be able to progress to the next stage of authorisation.


Following on from the success of the pilot assessments completed last year, The University of Law continues to be impressed by the high standard of candidates, reflected in an exceptionally high pass rate, with many candidates achieving 80% or higher.


Richard Haggett, Programme Director, The University of Law said:


“My colleagues and I have been extremely pleased to provide this alternative route to advanced practice rights, using the course development, knowledge and skills of The University of Law. We have been particularly impressed with the dedication shown by extremely high calibre delegates who have produced such good work.


Additionally, we are pleased to provide all the additional services and opportunities offered by the University, especially for those who may be returning to learning and/or new to online professional training and education, and to welcome all to become part of our University community.”


Danielle Rowles, Practitioner & Authorisation Team Manager, CILEx Regulation said:


The excellent pass rate for this first group of candidates is testament to the high quality of Chartered Legal Executives and is reflected in feedback from the UoL which has been very complimentary, commenting on the high standard of work. The results demonstrate the viability of the alternative route and offer encouragement to other eligible chartered legal executives looking to make an application for independent practice rights.


We would like to thank the UoL for their contribution to this successful outcome. We would also like to offer our congratulations to all candidates who undertook the assessment. The success of this first assessment session opens the door for other Chartered Legal Executives looking to progress their careers.”


The University of Law is the nominated training and assessment provider for CILEx Regulation’s alternative route to practice rights. The University has a long history of offering high quality training and assessment services for the legal sector, offering students valuable support and guidance prior to assessment.


Participants completed a student survey following the assessments and 100% said they would recommend the route to others and 85% said they enjoyed the process. All agreed that the assessment process was well organized, with good levels of advice and support available prior to the assessment.


All Chartered Legal Executives with at least 5 years’ qualifying employment experience have the option to choose this new route to obtain additional practice rights.


Find out more about the new route options and eligibility