CILEx London Branch

Who are we?

The London CILEx branch is the largest CILEx branch and has a vibrant mix of members. Our members include students who have just commenced their CILEx studies, to Fellows of CILEx with many years experience. Our members share London as a place of work or residence, giving ample opportunity meet regularly. 

What do we do?

We hold a number of events. These include CPD event, regular networking and social events (many of which are subsidised), access to Regional Council Members, opportunity to gain support from senior members and exchange ideas and information on social media groups.

Why join us?

By joining the London branch, members will be able to access training which is regularly offered, as well as be able access the skill base of the many existing members who are more than happy to assist you should you have a query. 

CILEx London has an executive committee made up of volunteers who work extremely hard to promote, deliver and support CILEx London and its members.

CILEx London Committee

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Martin Callan.jpg

Martin Callan, Treasurer


Sarah Harding, Chair

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Shama Butt Pic

Shama Butt, Deputy Treasurer

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Dayal - pic

Dayal Pa. Social Media Executive

Treasurer, Martin Callan: a Chartered Legal Executive based in London. Martin specialises in property and litigation and has been a Fellow of CILEx since 2002. Martin was Chair of the London branch for a number of years and President of CILEx in 2016/2017.  He is a current member of CILEx Council.


Chair, Sarah Harding:  Sarah is a Fellow of CILEx, having commenced her career at Dickinson Dees LLP in Newcastle upon Tyne. She is a specialist family lawyer and is now an Associate at BP Collins LLP following her move to the South in September 2015.  She was shortlisted for the Legal Executive of the year award in Jordan's Family Law Awards in 2013. 


Vice Chair, Emma Fowler: Emma is a graduate member of CILEx, in her final year of qualifying employment. She is an Immigration Manager at Kingsley Napley and specialises in corporate immigration.

Branch Secretary, Sharon Akumiah: Sharon is dual qualified as a solicitor and CILEx lawyer. She works as a legal advisor in insurance at the Tokio Marine Kiln Group.

Deputy Treasurer, Shama Butt.  She is a 2nd year student at the University of Westminster studying for the Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law & Practice.   She is working as a paralegal at Miya Solicitors in their PI department.   She is also a mum of two to Yusufs 4 and Amaya 2 who both keep her on her toes.  Having had a previous career in the property industry she decided to pursue a career in law.  Qualifying through the CIlEx route has been a great experience so far and she can’t wait to move onto level 6 to qualify fully as a legal executive lawyer.

Social Media Executive, Dayal Pa: Dayal is a graduate of CILEx and is currently  working towards becoming a fellow of CILEx. He is employed at a North London based law firm as a paralegal in property, family and litigation.  He is also due to complete his LPC in 2017.

Ex-officio Committee Members:


Keith Barratt (Hon Vice Chair)

Joyce Arram 

David McGrady 

Larry Shaw 

Mark Bishop 

Amy Barrington

Any questions or thoughts?

We are always happy to help out!