“This extends to us as professional associations as well; particularly in the legal sector where we have a great opportunity with so many new leaders taking up posts. We can use this unique moment to work together and think creatively on how to serve the public and the profession as a whole.” In her first public statement as chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), Mandie Lavin has reached out to the wider professional community to collaborate a
Saria Bashir (pictured centre), partner and Chartered Legal Executive at BHB Law in Coventry, received the CILEx Pro Bono Award last year for her dedication to giving free legal advice to foreign prisoners and members of her community on immigration and human rights matters. Saria’s portfolio of pro bono work is extensive and has increased since the Legal Aid cuts to immigration were introduced. She’s passionate about pro bono work and talks about her journey into law and win
Venue: Portsmouth Business School (Portsmouth University) Date & Time: Monday, 23 February 2015 from 5.45pm to 8.30pm Keynote speaker: The Rt Hon Lady Justice Hallett DBE (pictured) A networking event to encourage women to apply for judicial office, improving the equality and diversity of our judiciary. Click below for more information and to register to attend this free event. This event is sponsored by CILEx.
This one-day conference will give law students, trainee solicitors and pupil barristers a unique opportunity to explore some key topical human rights issues in domestic law, policy and practice. Meet with the JUSTICE team and leading practitioners in their fields to discuss the role human rights law plays beyond litigation in the civil and criminal courts. Featuring: Death and the State: the importance of human rights in inquests and public inquiries, Leslie Thomas QC Human
Elizabeth Rimmer, chief executive of LawCare, which provides a health support and advice service for the legal profession, explains the charity’s work. This changing environment, together with the demanding culture of long hours and competition for work, can take its toll on the mental health of lawyers. We all know that law can be a stressful career, and I would think there are probably very few lawyers who have not had some experience of what it can be like when you or a co
District Judge Christopher Simmonds has been appointed as a champion for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). Judge Simmonds, who will work alongside CILEx as part of his Commissioner role at the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), is set to generate interest, inform and encourage applications for judicial appointments among CILEx members. This new collaboration ties in with the JAC’s new website launch which turned live on Tuesday, 20 January. The new can
In October Parliament gave the go ahead for ILEX Professional Standards (IPS), the regulator of members of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), to begin authorising probate and conveyancing specialists to practise independently. The system went live in 3 November. Individuals who are granted authorisation for the new practice rights will be able to call themselves CILEx Conveyancing Practitioners, or CILEx Probate Practitioners. This followed further rights th
CILEx London Branch ended the year pulling out all of the stops in the Christmas Party that took place on the 5th December! Set at the Law Society on Chancery Lane we were pleased to see so many people turn out to support the Branch. A great number of people turned out to celebrate the festive season with us, including Council members, Committee members, students, Kate Sutherland for the University of Westminster and David Edwards, CILEx Vice-President . It was great to see t