New route to practice rights

Chartered Legal Executives can apply to obtain practice rights in one of the following reserved or regulated areas of activity:

  • Reserved Instrument (Conveyancing) activities
  • Probate activities
  • Litigation & Advocacy for civil, criminal, or family proceedings
  • Immigration and Asylum activities

Following approval from the Legal Services Board, we are launching a new training and assessment route as an alternative to the existing portfolio route. The new route will be offered by The University of Law and all Chartered Legal Executives with at least 5 years’ qualifying employment experience have the option to choose this route to obtain additional practice rights.

Expression of interest

If you would like to register your interest for either the new training and assessment route or the new assessment only route with The University of Law, please complete and submit the expression of interest form with the following information:

  • Your name;
  • Email address;
  • The area of practice you are seeking to obtain practice rights; and
  • Whether you will require training prior to the assessment or the assessment only option.


More information on the options available are set out in the diagram below:

Practice Rights Routes


Practice rights routes

Portfolio route

Assessment only

Training and Assessment route