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Professional Indemnity Insurance Consultation

CILEx Regulation is consulting on a number of changes that are required to bring the CILEx PII Rules and Minimum Wording up to date ahead of the proposed application by CILEx Regulation on behalf of CILEx to become a Licensing Authority in 2017.

09 May 2017

Consultation: transitioning towards an insurance backed compensation scheme

CILEx Regulation is consulting on changing its compensation arrangements to transition towards an insurance backed scheme.This consultation makes a number of proposals to change the CILEx Compensation Fund Rules with a view to moving towards a largely insurance backed compensation scheme as opposed to the maintenance of a substantial fund.

10 March 2017

New Director of Authorisation and Supervision

CILEx Regulation Limited (CRL) will welcome Vicky Purtill as its new director of authorisation and supervision on 1 February 2017.

31 January 2017

CILEx Regulation welcomes CMA’s recommendations

We are very pleased to receive the CMA’s recommendations and have committed to working with them and the other regulators on any associated action plan arising to address their findings.

15 December 2016

CILEx Regulation the year in review

CILEx Regulation looks at the highlights and challenges of 2016.

30 November 2016

Research shows room for improvement on Client Care Letters

New research commissioned by legal regulators and the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP) has identified principles to help legal services providers better communicate with their clients.

02 November 2016

Change to Work-based Learning Scheme

Following a review of the scheme requirements, CILEx Regulation has announced a reduction in the number of examples required to meet the Work-based Learning outcomes.

01 November 2016

CPD deadline extended

The 2015/16 CPD deadline has been extended to 12 noon on Monday, 3 October 2016.

29 September 2016

CILEx Regulation E-Newsletter 14 September 2016

CILEx Regulation News: CPD deadline 30 September 2016, What activities count as CPD?, Signposting to the Legal Ombudsman, Findings from 2016 Diversity Survey, Take in the Trash – Check your junk

14 September 2016

CILEx Regulation responds to LSB's vision

CILEx Regulation's Chairman, Sam Younger CBE,responds to the Legal Services Board (LSB) vision for legislative reform of the regulatory framework for legal services in England and Wales.

12 September 2016

CILEx Regulation Welcomes LSB's Regulators' Performance Review

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has published the conclusions of its latest performance reviews of the eight legal service regulators, alongside individual performance reports for each regulator, including CILEx Regulation.

11 May 2016

Licensing Rules Consultation

CILEx Regulation is asking stakeholders for views on applying to the Legal Services Board for powers to approve and regulate Alternative Business Structures (ABS). The consultation seeks views on making the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) a Licensing Authority in its capacity as an Approved Regulator, who would then delegate the regulatory activity to CILEx Regulation in the same way as for the other powers the regulator holds.

07 January 2016

Seven-year rule to be scrapped

The rule that only allows exemption from CILEx qualifications for law degrees achieved in the last seven years is to be scrapped following approval from the Legal Services Board (LSB).

16 December 2015

Review of innovative regulation announced

CILEx Regulation is to review its innovative regulatory model, including whether the process can be streamlined for paralegals to become specialist lawyers - capable of setting up their own firms and operating independently.

08 December 2015

Consultation launched on CILEx Regulation powers to authorise ABSs

CILEx Regulation, the independent regulator of specialist lawyers, is asking stakeholders for views on applying to the Legal Services Board (LSB) for powers to approve and regulate Alternative Business Structures (ABSs).

08 December 2015

Report: Insurance red tape costs firms more than 50% extra

CILEx Regulation calls for LSB to direct regulators to eliminate barrier when switching regulator

01 December 2015

Advocacy Quality a Matter for Regulators Not Government

The Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) should be incorporated into any register of advocates established by the Legal Aid Agency, says CILEx Regulation, the independent regulator of specialist lawyers including criminal advocates.

01 December 2015

CILEx Regulation chair statement on legal services regulation consultation

CILEx Regulation's chair Sam Younger on the announcement the Government will consult on changes to legal services regulation.

30 November 2015

Youth court advocacy research released

Major new report highlights mixed advocacy standards in youth court proceedings.

19 November 2015

CILEx Regulation Welcomes New Chair

CILEx Regulation announces the appointment of Sam Younger as its new Chair of the CILEx Regulation Board

05 October 2015

Alternative Dispute Resolution Goes Live

CILEx Regulation publishes guidance for CILEx members, CILEx Practitioners and CILEx Authorised Entities regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution requirements.

01 October 2015

Regulators issue consultation on minor changes to QASA

Legal regulators Bar Standards Board (BSB), Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and CiLEX Regulation, the three also known as the Joint Advocacy Group (JAG), are preparing for the implementation of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) by launching a new consultation today.

01 October 2015

Data Release for Comparison Websites

CILEx Regulation has, for the first time, published information about its regulated individuals, who have consented to the release of their data, so that comparison websites can access and use it.

15 July 2015

Supreme Court approves QASA

CILEx Regulation statement welcoming Supreme Court approval of QASA

24 June 2015

CILEx Regulation appoints new Chief Executive

CILEx Regulation has appointed Helen Whiteman as its new Chief Executive. Helen, who will take up her new role on 1 September, is currently Chief Operating Officer of CILEx.

18 May 2015

Fellowship Applications Under Transitional Rules

The very last date to apply for Fellowship under the transitional rules is 19 June 2015.

22 April 2015

First cohort of CILEx Practitioners recognised at CILEx Regulation launch

At last night’s launch of CILEx Regulation, the new name for the regulator of Chartered Legal Executives, CILEx members, CILEx practitioners and entities, the first recipients of new practice rights were presented with their certificates.

27 March 2015

ILEX Professional Standards to become CILEx Regulation

On 26 March 2015 ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) will change its name to CILEx Regulation.

20 March 2015

IPS launches entity regulation

New and existing law firms can now apply to ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) for authorisation as a legal business.

15 January 2015

Litigation door opens for legal executives

Legal executives have this week been offered the chance to apply to gain practice rights in immigration and litigation.

30 September 2014

Fit for the future: IPS responds to LETR

ILEX Professional Standards (IPS), the regulatory body of CILEx members, has expressed satisfaction with the final report of the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) published today.

25 June 2013

Work Based Learning and Qualifying Employment

The Legal Services Board has recently approved changes proposed by IPS to the criteria for assessing the work experience of applicants for admission as a Fellow.

06 May 2013

Regulators give QASA proposals the green light

The Boards of the respective members of the Joint Advocacy Group (JAG) – the Bar Standards Board (BSB),the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) - have approved the detailed Handbook for the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime).

26 April 2013

Litigation Rights Application Warning Notice

CILEx and IPS recognise the need for the Legal Services Board to issue a Warning Notice under Schedule 4 of the Legal Services Act in relation to our litigation rights application.

22 April 2013

Forward and Back

Alan Kershaw reflects on the achievements of ILEX Professional Standards in its first year and looks ahead to key tasks, including reviews of CPD, qualifying employment and ABS regulation.

02 January 2010

Legal Services Board Approves Practice Rights Applications

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved IPS’ applications for practice rights in probate, conveyancing, litigation and immigration practice.

10 February 2009

Cracking the Code

The approach ILEX Professional Standards is taking to the fitness to practise rules and to redrafting the ILEX Code of Conduct.

11 January 2009

Standard Bearers

They have overseen the way legal executives practise for the past year, but what does the board of ILEX Professional Standards do?

10 January 2009