CILEx Code of Conduct

All regulated members

The CILEx Code of Conduct applies to all CILEx members, CILEx Practitioners, Approved Managers and Authorised Entities (our regulated community). It sets out the standards and requirements expected of members of our regulated community. It applies from January 2015.


The Code sets out nine core principles to guide and support our regulated community in the work they do. Regulated individuals and entities must follow the Code in their conduct, practice and professional performance and are under a duty to be familiar with the nine core principles.


The principles are supported by outcomes that our regulated community is required to achieve. Each member must be able to demonstrate that these outcomes are met, and in turn that the principle they refer to, is met.


CILEx members must also comply with CILEx and CILEx Regulation’s rules and bye-laws.


You can use the options on the left to browse the Code of Conduct and other rules and bye-laws.


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Authorised Entities, their owners, managers and employees

All entities that are authorised by CILEx Regulation (Authorised Entity) must comply with CILEx Regulation’s Authorisation Rules.


If you own an Authorised Entity, all the owners, managers and employees in your must comply with the CILEx Regulation Accounts Rules.


Any Authorised Entity you own must comply with CILEx Regulation’s Professional Indemnity Insurance Rules.

Chartered Legal Executive Advocates

CILEx members who have qualified as Chartered Legal Executive Advocates must also comply with the advocacy code, known as the Rights of Audience Certification Rules. These set out the standards expected of members when exercising advocacy rights.


External codes, principles and rules

Members of CILEx may be subject to other codes, principles and rules, as well as the CILEx Code of Conduct. The guidance in the Code recognises this.


You may be an employee in a practice regulated by other professional bodies. If this is the case you will have to comply with the codes, principles and rules applicable to your employer. Examples include the SRA Handbook, The CLC Handbook, the OISC Code of Standards.


This list is not exhaustive and you must make sure you are aware of what codes apply to you.