Prior Conduct

Prior Conduct

What to declare

Prior conduct declarations are made when you apply to become a CILEx Member, a CILEx Practitioner or an Approved Manager. You will be asked to answer 10 prior conduct questions. A list of the questions and brief explanations of them are available to download (see top right of this page).

When to declare

You must declare prior conduct on all CILEx and CILEx Regulation application forms, including the annual returns, or at the time the prior conduct occurred, whichever is sooner. Declarations can be made online using the myCILEx prior conduct form service.

Prior conduct includes:

  • Convictions or cautions recorded against you in the UK or elsewhere (other than a motoring offence, not resulting in disqualification).
  • Investigations or proceedings about your conduct by any regulatory or professional body (including findings or orders currently under appeal).
  • A bankruptcy order or if you have made a composition with creditors.
  • Removal from being a trustee of a charity, or removal from being concerned with the management or control of a charity.
  • Removal from office as a member, director or manager of any public body.
  • Disqualification as acting as a director of a company.
  • Civil judgments against you.

Chartered Legal Executives (Fellows) and CILEx Practitioners are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You must therefore declare all convictions, including those that are spent. If you are in any other grade of membership you do not need to declare spent convictions until you make an application to become a Fellow of CILEx or a CILEx Practitioner. Protected cautions or convictions, and filtered convictions will not show up on your DBS or Disclosure Scotland check if they are not meant for disclosure.

Prior Conduct Application Form Questions and Explanations

This document helps explain the Prior Conduct questions when applying to become a CILEx Member, a CILEx Practitioner or an Approved Manager.

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