ILEX Awarded Legal Charter

ILEX Awarded Legal Charter

The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) has been granted a Royal Charter.

ILEX President, Susan Silver, said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded a Royal Charter. This recognition affirms the quality and integrity of the Legal Executive qualification and the important role our members play in the provision of legal services.

“This also shows how ILEX continues to be a hard working organisation committed to supporting its members in their careers and ensuring the legal sector continues to become more diverse, providing high quality legal services consumers have come to expect.

“ILEX is 50 years old in 2013 and built its reputation on the firm foundations of the ethical and professional standards set by the former Managing Clerks Association founded in the 19th century. I pay tribute to them, and to all our members, for the long history of service they have given to law and legal services.”

Chief Executive at ILEX, Diane Burleigh, added:

“ILEX is absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our members provide the best legal services possible. The public have been able to rely on us as a regulator for many years. This Charter will ensure future growth of public confidence in Legal Executives, and in all those who that join the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.”

The application to gain chartered status was supported by the Ministry of Justice and several legal professional bodies.

Being awarded a Charter means, amongst other things, that ILEX Fellows will be able to call themselves ?Chartered Legal Executives?, which is a protected title under the Charter. All members will benefit from the Institute?s chartered status as it will encourage more people from all backgrounds to enter the legal sector via a Chartered Institute. This will help to create a more diverse legal sector, representative of the public it serves.

The new official status as the ?Chartered Institute of Legal Executives? will come into effect towards the end of this year. Members and partner organisations will receive updates about the progress of our transition at regular intervals.

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