Find a CILEx Authorised Entity
The Directory contains details of all firms authorised by CILEx Regulation to provide legal services. These are known as Authorised Entities. As CILEx Regulation authorises by specialism, you will find the details of the particular area or areas of law which CILEx Regulation has authorised that firm to provide. The six areas are as follows:
|Litigation and advocacy - Civil
|Litigation and advocacy - Criminal
|Litigation and advocacy - Family
Firms providing civil or family litigation may provide chambers only advocacy or they may also provide open court advocacy.
A firm may also provide services covering an area of law for which specific authorisation is not required. However, they still will be regulated by CILEx Regulation for all services they provide to the public.
All firms listed in the Directory are supervised for compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations.
How are you protected if you use a CILEx Authorised Entity?
CILEx Regulation’s role is to set and maintain standards in legal work and services provided by the people and entities they regulate. All of those we regulate must know about, understand and follow the CILEx Code of Conduct as follows:
1. Uphold the rule of law and the impartial administration of justice.
2. Maintain high standards of professional and personal conduct and justify public trust in them, their profession and the provision of legal services.
3. Behave with honesty and integrity.
4. Comply with their legal and regulatory obligations and deal with their regulators and ombudsman openly, promptly and cooperatively.
5. Act competently in the best interests of their client and respect client confidentiality.
6. Treat everyone fairly and without prejudice.
7. Ensure their independence is not compromised.
8. Act effectively and in accordance with proper governance and sound financial and risk management principles.
9. Protect client money and assets.
CILEx Regulation will investigate cases where an allegation of misconduct is made against individuals and entities that it regulates. We will assess whether the standards of conduct have fallen below those expected in the Code of Conduct and we can impose a range of sanctions where there is misconduct.
How you can tell what consumer protection the firm provides?
This firm is authorised for probate, which is covered by insurance and compensation arrangements. It also provides wills and powers of attorney which are covered by insurance.
Each of our firms has insurance known as Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII). This insurance protects you should you have a loss because you are given negligent legal advice or service by the firm. This insurance ensures that you do not lose out financially if the firm makes a mistake. It applies to all legal services provided by the firm.
Our compensation arrangements provide additional protection for consumers using legal services for which our firms are specialist and authorised. Payments under the scheme are discretionary and subject to meeting certain criteria. The schemes purpose is to relieve hardship. Money may be paid to consumers if the firm is unable to pay compensation where something has gone wrong but this relates only to the area of law for which the firm is authorised and not for other legal advice or services provided by the firm.
A payment may be made under the compensation arrangements if a firm has misused or taken money that belongs to you.
If you think you may be entitled to a payment under the arrangements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Directory for Individuals
If you wish to find out whether an individual is a Chartered Legal Executive and/or a CILEx Practitioner please follow this link to the CILEx Authorised Practitioners Directory. The Directory does not include any person who is not practising or is not a current member or regulated Practitioner.