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Legal Executive

Legal executives are the third type of lawyer you might not have heard of. A chartered legal executive carry out legal work, have their own client files and specialise in a particular area of law.

Legal Executives: A Brief History Written 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 Edwardian literature. It is a little known fact that...

What is a legal executive? By Adrian Mason, Principal of Advance CPD & CILEx Chief Examiner

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) was founded in 1892 and became a company limited by guarantee in 1963 with the support of The Law Society. It's the body responsible for the training and standards of its 22,000 members, all of...

Legal executive – Do I need to go to university? By Billy Sexton and Becky Kells, Editors,

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 options? Become a paralegal? That’s certainly a...

Legal executive salary By Billy Sexton, Editor,

Having read all the really informative and entertaining legal executive articles on, (we like to blow our own trumpet, don’t we?), you’ve decided that you’re not going to go to university and become riddled with student debt....



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