This is open to CILEx and non-CILEx members. This is one of two areas (the other is Probate) where CILEx can confer practice rights to those who are not already Chartered Legal Executives.
This means that you can choose between two training routes:
1. acquire CILEx conveyancing practice rights
2. become a Chartered Legal Executive, followed by a top-up to acquire conveyancing practice rights.
The requirements below illustrate how to acquire practice rights without also becoming a Chartered Legal Executive. Scroll down the page to see how you can acquire these rights by topping up the Chartered Legal Executive qualification.
1. relevant law and practice knowledge in conveyancing – this can be met by
2. skills in client care and legal research – this can be met by passing CILEx Level 6 Client Care and CILEx Level 6 Legal Research, or by demonstrating equivalent training
3. skills in conveyancing– you need to demonstrate a specific set of skills needed in the conveyancing process through submitting a portfolio of evidence. These are Interviewing, Advising & communicating, Costs & Funding, Professional Conduct & Ethics, Managing Conveyancing Work, Legal Writing & Drafting and Negotiation
4. experience in conveyancing – at least five years’ experience are required, two of which must occur immediately preceding your application. In order to demonstrate the required level of experience you need to submit a portfolio of three cases, which must cover a range of matters and demonstrate the breadth of your experience in conveyancing practice.
Although in theory you could study for Conveyancing Practice Rights without first studying at Level 3, we would strongly recommend that you should study for a CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Conveyancing) before embarking on Level 6 study.
Here it is in a graphical format:
Title upon qualification
CILEx Conveyancing Practitioner.
You will be able to sign the following documents in your own right:
- preparing any instrument of transfer or charge for the purposes of the Land Registration Act 2002 (c. 9)
- making an application or lodging a document for registration under that Act
- preparing any other instrument relating to real or personal estate for the purposes of the law of England and Wales or instrument relating to court proceedings in England and Wales