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‘The CILEx route bridges the gap between dreaming about becoming a lawyer and actually living out that dream’

When Ann Deavall left school she was told that she would make a good secretary. Thanks to studying with CILEx Law School she is instead a Fellow of CILEx and the first-ever person in her family to qualify as a lawyer.


Find out more about the role of a Private Client lawyer

Susan Lynch works in the Wills and Probate department of a solicitors’ practice and was recently admitted as a Fellow of CILEx.

‘My job is so rewarding as you’re playing a role in a major part of someone’s life’

Lucy McDonald is a Conveyancing Paralegal at Mark Swatts Morse LLP. She is currently working towards her CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice and eventually aspires to become a Fellow of CILEx.

Kate, Graduate Member of CILEx – CILEx Graduation 2018

Kate, who works at CILEx Law School, has studied CILEx courses as part of her role in the Customer Service Team. She has now completed both Level 3 and Level 6 and is a Graduate Member of CILEx (GCILEx).

Mariam, Graduate Member of CILEx – CILEx Graduation 2018

Mariam talks about her job in probate and the benefits of the flexibility which studying with CILEx Law School gave her as she worked and studied at the same time.

Natasha, Chartered Legal Executive – CILEx Graduation 2018

A big attraction of the CILEx route is that you can earn and learn at the same time, says Natasha. She describes how her legal career has progressed hand in hand with her studies with CILEx Law School.

IT manager’s legal studies opened up a complete change of career

John Hancock initially enrolled on a Contract Law course to help him better understand his role as a bid manager for an IT firm. That sparked his interest in the law in general, and he has recently become a Graduate Member of CILEx (GCILEx) after completing his CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice


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

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.

‘Being able to speak to a member of the Academic team is really valuable’

Georgina Adams-Stout is CILEx Law School’s Course Administrator on our CILEx Legal Secretarial and Legal Administration courses. Georgina recently undertook her Level 2 Diploma for Legal Secretaries to ensure that she can confidently advise current and future learners about the benefits of the course.

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