Recognition of lawyers qualified in the EEA or Switzerland

If you are a lawyer who has qualified in the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you may apply to be authorised as a Chartered Legal Executive or CILEX Practitioner through our process for the Recognition of lawyers qualified in the EEA or Switzerland.

The application process 

The application form can be requested from us by email ( We ask that the application is submitted to us in an electronic format however, if you are unable to complete the form electronically, please let us know of any reasonable adjustments you feel may assist you in making your application.

Our policy, rules and guidelines for processing an application through the scheme can be found listed to the left of this page.

How we will consider your application

Notifying you of the outcome of your application 

Any questions?

If you have any queries about the application process or the supporting information required, please contact us by email at or by telephone on +44(0)1234 845 770.