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 developments she has achieved. On behalf of all CILEx’s presidents, Council members, staff, our members, and the public, I want to thank you for your dedicated, unswerving passion and commitment to CILEx and the legal profession.”
See here for photos taken at the retirement event, held at the Foundling Museum in London.
You can read Diane's final interview before retiring at the end of this month in the CILEx Journal.
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