CILEx Law School’s apprenticeship provision was reviewed by Ofsted during an early monitoring visit which took place on 16-17 January 2019. The report covers the delivery of our Business Administrator and Paralegal apprenticeships.
CILEx Law School was officially the biggest provider of legal apprenticeships during the last academic year.
CLS Managing Director takes part in roundtable event on emotional competency in the legal profession
Everyone coming into the legal profession needs to have access to resources to help develop their emotional competency; not just university law students.
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.
The government has announced its intention to protect the word 'apprenticeship', by giving it a specific legal definition. The statutory definition is to be included in the draft Enterprise Bill.
A level results were published yesterday with the inevitable hyperbole in the serious and popular press alike. Of course, for students directly affected their concern is to make the grades for the university and/or course of choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.