• CILEx or solicitor route—which one is for me?David Carnes

    In England and Wales, the legal profession consists of three types of lawyers—barristers, solicitors and legal executives. Although the latter two types of lawyers perform similar duties, the route to qualifying is different. Since it is possible to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive first and then qualify as a solicitor later, many aspiring lawyers wonder which route is best for them. The answer to this question varies from individual to individual.

  • Legal executive salaryBy Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    Having read all the really informative and entertaining legal executive articles on AllAboutLaw.co.uk, (we like to blow our own trumpet, don’t we?), you’ve decided that you’re not going to go to

  • Legal executive – Do I need to go to university?By Billy Sexton and Becky Kells, Editors, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    Your deepest desire is to land yourself a career in law, however the competition surrounding the training contract and pupillage process is slightly off-putting to say the least. What are your

  • Legal Executives: A Brief HistoryWritten by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

    You can trace the history of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) back to the 19th century. Its predecessor, Managing Clerks, was founded in 1892 and featured in Victorian and

  • Legal executives: the CILEx route David Carnes

    The CILEx route is an important pathway for aspiring legal executives to be aware of. This article offers a bit more information into the route. 

  • Legal executives: what will I get up to?David Carnes

    As a legal executive, your day-to-day job duties will resemble the duties of a solicitor far more than the duties of a barrister. In fact, if you join a solicitor’s firm, you are likely to be working side by side with solicitors much of the time. Unlike a solicitor, however, your scope of practice will probably be limited to a single specialty, and there will be certain activities that solicitors can perform freely that you cannot perform independently without meeting special requirements. 

  • What is a legal executive?By David Carnes

    A legal executive, formally known as a Chartered Legal Executive, is a type of lawyer. Although the practice of a legal executive is similar to the practice of a solicitor, the route to qualifying as a legal executive is quite different than the route to qualifying as a solicitor. Legal executives are considered to be one of the three core branches of the legal profession in England and Wales, along with solicitors and barristers.

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