The new standards are defined by specialist pathway in the following areas:

The rules and requirements for each of the specialist pathways can be found here.

How we will assess applications against the new requirements

Knowledge  We will check your academic qualifications.
Experience We will assess your experience through submission of a qualifying employment application form (here).
Competence We will assess your competence through the submission of a portfolio of evidence.
References and conduct We will ask you to provide a reference from your employer and you will be required to complete a conduct declaration and standard DBS.
If you specialise in litigation and advocacy You will need to complete a six-day course and assessment.


If you are currently studying for CILEX authorisation, the transitional arrangements can be found here.