We are the independent regulatory body of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. We regulate individual legal professionals and law firms.

We are here to:

  • protect the interests of consumers
  • promote high professional standards
  • encourage a diverse and effective legal profession

We do this by overseeing the education, qualification and continuing competence of the people we regulate. We set standards, oversee compliance with those standards and investigate allegations of non-compliance – taking action where we need to.

Our approach to regulation is proportionate and constructive. Members of our regulated community deliver legal services in the way they think best, provided this is in the interests of their clients and the wider public.

We are one of nine legal regulators who regulate different types of lawyers. You can find out more on the Legal Choices website. The Legal Services Board is responsible for watching over the work of the legal regulators.

CILEx Regulation Annual Report 2020