8 02, 2019

Working in dispute resolution – Hayley Gaffney

February 8th, 2019|

I started as an Office Junior at a law firm when I left college at the age of 17 and then progressed to being a legal secretary in the Family Department in the same firm. Following maternity leave a few years later, I came to work at Coodes Solicitors as a PA for the Head of the Dispute Resolution Department before then deciding to undertake my studies with CILEx.

22 10, 2018

Studying with CLS means I can become a lawyer despite not having a degree

October 22nd, 2018|

Nicole Causey works as a Trainee Legal Executive with Irwin Mitchell’s Medical Negligence Team. Having completed her CILEx Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice she is a Graduate Member of CILEx. She now needs to do one more year of qualifying employment before applying to become a Fellow of CILEx which is the membership grade for a qualified Chartered Legal Executive lawyer.

18 06, 2018

Completing your Level 6 Diploma alongside qualifying employment – Charlie Bretherick

June 18th, 2018|

Charlie Bretherick is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive. She is close to completing her CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice and intends to study for the CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice and complete her qualifying employment through her role within the Medical Protection Society’s claims team.

16 06, 2018

Working in an in-house legal department – Jessica Atkinson-Ryan

June 16th, 2018|

I had a place at university to begin in 2010, however, due to a change in personal circumstances I decided it was not appropriate for me to go, so I started work in customer service. I then applied for a job as a Customer Claims Assistant in the legal department of the travel company I was working in, dealing with personal injury complaints from customers. I heard about the CILEx route to qualifying as a lawyer through my employer who had funded the studies of other members of the department via the CILEx route, and I enrolled on my first courses at the age of 20.

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