25 11, 2015

Apprenticeship levy of 0.5% of payroll for all organisations announced in Autumn Statement

November 25th, 2015|

Details of the apprenticeship levy to be paid by commercial organisations have been announced in today's Autumn Statement. The levy has been set at 0.5% of payroll and will be payable by all businesses. An allowance of £15,000 will be given to all organisations to offset against the levy, which means that there will be effectively no charge for businesses with payrolls of less than £3 million.

2 10, 2014

CILEx Fellows gain independent practice rights in immigration

October 2nd, 2014|

Recent rights acquired by CILEx mean that Chartered Legal Executives are now entitled to act independently as immigration advisors if they satisfy the requirements of CILEx's new immigration advisor scheme. Immigration is a regulated legal activity which means it is a criminal offence to provide immigration advice and services without authorisation by a regulator. Many Chartered Legal Executives have already done this work for many years, to the satisfaction of their clients, and will welcome the opportunity to practise in their own names rather than as someone else’s employee.

20 08, 2014

New apprenticeship standards for the legal profession announced

August 20th, 2014|

The Government has today approved new standards, which will allow apprentices to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive, solicitor or paralegal. The standards meet the requirements specified by ILEX Professional Standards Limited (IPS) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive or Solicitor.

28 11, 2013

Diversity theme leads to successful London Law Fair

November 28th, 2013|

The London Law Fair, held on 27th November at the Business Design Centre in Islington, attracted over 1,000 students to hear the seminars and meet the exhibitors. The fair was set up by CILEx Law School in partnership with CILEx, Lawcareers.net, Lawyer2B and a consortium of five London universities. The theme ‘Promoting Access to a Diverse Legal Profession’ was carried through in seminars by Clifford Chance, Co-operative Legal Services and CILEx Law School.

23 10, 2013

Social Mobility Commission praises CILEx for promoting access to law during Professions Week

October 23rd, 2013|

On Monday, 21 October, the Rt Hon Baroness Gillian Shepherd, Deputy Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission stressed the need to “look at non-university routes into professions” at the Professions Week launch at the House of Commons. The launch was attended by an audience of professional associations and students, including a group of CILEx Law School students.

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