CILEx members include individuals in other grades of membership along the route to qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive. There are four membership grades below Chartered Legal Executive and these are:

  • Student
  • Affiliate
  • Associate
  • Graduate Member

Most CILEx members work in legal firms or legal departments. They need to be supervised by an authorised person working in a regulated firm if they do reserved legal work. Reserved legal work includes:

  • Conveyancing, which is the legal work involved in buying and selling property (e.g. a house, building or land)
  • Probate, which is the legal work involved when dealing with a person’s assets (e.g. house, savings, other possessions) and other affairs, following their death
  • Litigation, which is the legal work involved in resolving a dispute between individuals and/or businesses. This sometimes involves going to court
  • Advocacy, which is speaking for someone in court

Some CILEx members are self-employed and do legal work that is not reserved.

You will not find these members listed in the CILEx Practitioner Directory. If you have a question about someone who says they are regulated by us, but you cannot find their details in our Directory, contact us at info@cilexregulation.org.uk

We also regulate Associate Prosecutors who are authorised to carry out litigation and work for the Crown Prosecution Service.

All members of CILEx must comply with the CILEx Code of Conduct.