As a regulated individual you have both rights and responsibilities. Being regulated sets you apart from other professionals who operate without the assurance of regulation.

Your responsibilities

You must follow the:

It’s important you read the code and rules above because they explain your responsibilities, and we can take action against you if you are found to have breached them.

Members of CILEx must also follow the:

CILEx Practitioners must also follow the:

Chartered Legal Executive Advocates must also follow the:

Associate Prosecutors must also follow the:

Your rights

These are the legal activities you can do as a member of our regulated community. The work you can do depends on your level of authorisation. If you are not sure whether you can do a specific type of legal work, you can contact CILEx Practice Advice on 01234 845777. It is your responsibility to ensure you are entitled to do the legal work that you carry out.

Chartered Legal Executives (Fellows)

As a Chartered Legal Executive, you are authorised as a Commissioner for Oaths and can exercise this right as an Authorised Person without supervision.

However, there are certain legal activities you cannot carry out unless you have been given specific authorisation to do so. But you may carry them out where you are working at the direction and under the supervision of an appropriately Authorised Person.

These activities are:

  • exercising rights of audience (advocacy)
  • litigation
  • probate activities (some aspects)
  • reserved instrument activities (including some aspects of conveyancing)

Some other types of legal activities are regulated. You may only be able to do these if you are appropriately authorised or supervised. These are:

  • immigration work
  • insolvency
  • claims management

CILEx Practitioners

As a CILEx Practitioner you are authorised to carry out one or more of the reserved activities or immigration according to your specialisation. For example, if you are a Family Litigator and Advocate you are authorised to carry out family litigation and advocacy in the lower courts without supervision. You must be working in an authorised firm.

Other regulated members of CILEx

If you are in a grade of membership below Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) you are not authorised to carry out any reserved activities or any of the regulated activities above (immigration, insolvency or claims management work) unless you are appropriately authorised or supervised.