Members of CILEx

Members of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

CILEx members include Chartered Legal Executives (also known as Fellows) and individuals in other membership grades.

There are five membership grades:

  • Student
  • Affiliate
  • Associate
  • Graduate Member
  • Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow).

We also regulate Associate Prosecutors. They are lawyers who work for the Crown Prosecution Service and are authorised to carry out litigation (the process of going to court to resolve disputes) and advocacy (speaking on someone’s behalf in court.)

Most CILEx members work in legal practices or legal departments and some are self-employed. Members of all grades are able to undertake most areas of legal work if they work under the supervision of an Authorised Person.

A member who does not work under the supervision of an Authorised Person, and is not a CILEx Practitioner, may not carry out reserved legal work. Reserved legal work includes:

  • Conveyancing, which is legal work involved in buying and selling houses, dealing with leases, or dealing with landlord and tenancy issues.
  • Probate, which is dealing with wills, trusts, inheritance tax and the administration of a dead person’s estate.
  • Litigation, which is the process of going to court to resolve disputes.
  • Advocacy, which is speaking on a person’s behalf.

CILEx Authorised Practitioners Directory

All Chartered Legal Executives are individually regulated by CILEx Regulation. You can find details of all regulated Chartered Legal Executives in the CILEx Authorised Practitioners Directory. Details of CILEx members, with other grades of membership, are not included in the directory.

CILEx Regulation standards

CILEx sets the professional standards for all Chartered Legal Executives. These standards are enforced by CILEx Regulation.