An Approved Manager is a person approved by CILEx Regulation to be a manager in an Authorised Entity. They may provide legal services in reserved legal practice areas.
All managers seeking Approved Manager status must be an Authorised Person, as defined by s.18 of the Legal Services Act 2007.
A CILEx Fellow may be approved by CILEx Regulation to be a manager in an Authorised Entity without being authorised to conduct a reserved or regulated legal activity.
The Applicant Body must have at least one Approved Manager authorised to conduct the reserved or regulated legal activity the body is applying to be authorised by CILEx Regulation to carry out.
All Approved Managers must demonstrate a general knowledge in practice management and accounts principles.
In addition, the Applicant Body must have at least one manager, called a Compliance Manager, who has attained more in depth knowledge in practice management and accounts management. There can be two managers having separate competencies for the area for which they are responsible.
It is possible for the above roles to be carried out by the same person or by different people.