At a surprise event last week, heads of the legal profession past and present, parliamentarians, regulators, lawyers and legal charities assembled to bid farewell to Diane Burleigh OBE, chief executive and honorary Fellow of CILEx. Diane retires at the end of the year after 16 years leading CILEx and more than 44 years in the sector. Speaking at the event, CILEx president Frances Edwards said: “Diane leaves behind a chartered institute that is best placed to build on the deve
Stamp Taxes and ATED guidance is moving from the HMRC website to GOV.UK on 18th Dec. This note explains why that’s happening and what it will mean for you. Moving our website – and why we are doing it Government is changing - to become ‘digital by default’. A big part of that is moving all public-facing government websites to just one site at www.gov.uk. Most departments have already made this ‘transition’ to GOV.UK - now it’s the turn of our website to do the same. Moving
Congratulations to CILEx Fellow David Bull, a retired legal manager at Cheshire County Council, who was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year Honours 2015. David received the honour in recognition of his volunteer services to young people in the UK and Europe through the Scout Movement.
New and existing law firms can now apply to ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) for authorisation as a legal business. This is the first time Chartered Legal Executives can establish their own regulated businesses. One of the first Fellows to seek authorisation is Mark Winton (pictured above). He said: "The fact that IPS have now been granted rights to regulate its members and law firms is the final piece in the jigsaw puzzle for me, as I can take everything I have learnt over
LEX Professional Standards Ltd (IPS) is to recruit a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation as it takes on the task of regulating legal businesses in a rapidly changing legal sector. Current CEO, Ian Watson, will be standing down in spring 2015, having led the company from its formation in 2008 as the front line regulator for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). During this time IPS has introduced a new Code of Conduct for CILEx members, work based learn