We issue consultations to seek views of stakeholders on our proposals to change our regulatory rules or procedures. We also regularly respond to consultations issued by other organisations. We can only currently receive responses via email or survey response.


Consultation on the Practising Certificate Fee for 2023  

This consultation is open until 5pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022   

CILEx Regulation (CRL) and CILEX are undertaking the annual consultation on the Practising Certificate Fee and are seeking your views on the proposals for 2023.   

 The main features include: 

  • holding the practising certificate fee at the 2022 level – against the backdrop of rising inflation with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) currently at 9.4%;  
  • CRL’s proposal to rebalance the costs of regulation across the whole of the CILEX regulated community and; 
  • CILEX’s proposal to replace the physical practising certificate with a digital ‘badge’.

 For more information, please read the consultation document below:

CILEx Regulation Practising certificate consultation 2023

Once you have read the consultation document, to submit a consultation response, please select the survey link below relevant to your authorisation category :


Consultation on the review of the definition of qualifying employment  and experience

Closing date: 9 September 2022

CILEx Regulation proposal to change the definition of qualifying employment and the minimum time-served requirements for qualifying experience prior to admission as a Chartered Legal Executive.  Key consultation proposals:

  • Replacing the term “qualifying employment” with “qualifying experience” to recognise that the focus is on the legal work experience an applicant has gained from the work that they do, rather than their employment status.
  • Replacing the requirement for “wholly legal work” with “work that contributes to the provision of legal services”.
  • Replacing the requirement for 3 years’ experience with an aggregate total of 2,300 hours.

Consultation document
Annex 1 (Tracked changes)
Annex 2 (Tracked changes)