Switch to CILEx Regulation

Since 2018 if you’re already running a firm regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or Solicitors Regulation Authority, you can switch to CILEx Regulation more easily.

The benefits of switching to us

  • a dedicated account-management approach, with experienced advisers available as and when needed
  • specialist knowledge and understanding of your business model to help manage risk as your business grows
  • a common-sense approach to regulation
  • openness to innovation
  • rules and processes which focus on risk, rather than on your business model
  • authorisation by specialism, recognising that you are specialists in your field

We can guide you through your application and help you understand the switching process.

Further information

  • Are you a specialist firm seeking a regulator who understands your business and supports protecting your clients? Contact us today
  • Check our basic principles for applicant firms – this provides information on the types of firm we encourage to switch, and those that may not suit our regulation.


As soon as CILEx was able to authorise entities, we switched… The backup and the fact that you can get in touch with somebody and they’re really friendly… are a real plus for me. I find it much easier to be regulated by CILEx.

Claire Wills, founder of Wills Jacobsen