Chartered Legal Executives (CiLEX) & Assistant Justices’ Clerks

If you have:

  1. satisfied the requirements of the academic stage through study or exemptions granted
  2. completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

You do not need to complete a period of recognised training under Regulation 3E of the SRA Authorisation of Individual Regulations.

You are also exempt from the elective elements of the Professional Skills Course (PSC). This exemption is automatic you do not need to apply to us.

You can apply for admission in mySRA once you have completed the pre-screening process. You will be asked to upload the following documents when applying  for admission:

  • a copy of a certificate of good standing from CILEx. This must be less than three months old and confirm:
    1. your date of admission
    2. that you are in good standing
    3. that you have not been subject to any disciplinary proceedings
    4. that there are not any pending disciplinary proceedings against you
    5. that you are currently entitled to practise.
  • a certified copy of your PSC certificate(s) confirming that you have completed the Advocacy and Communications Skills, Client Care and Professional Standards modules and passed the Financial Business Skills exam.
  • a certified copy of your LPC completion certificate.

Assistant Justices' Clerks

If you are employed as an Assistant Justices’ Clerk and you have:

  1. completed the academic stage
  2. completed the LPC
  3. completed the core modules of the PSC
  4. served for at least five out of the last ten years in the Magistrates’ Courts Service, before attending the LPC

you will not need to complete a period of recognised training. You are exempt from the elective elements of the PSC. You do not need to apply to us for this exemption.

To find out how to apply see Admission application page.

You will need to upload:

  • a copy of your PSC certificate(s) confirming that you have completed the Advocacy and Communications Skills, Client Care and Professional Standards modules and passed the Financial Business Skills exam.
  • a certified copy of your LPC completion certificate.
  • a letter from an employer (an original on letterhead). This must confirm that before attending the LPC, you have served at least five out of the last 10 years in the Magistrates’ Courts Service as an Assistant Justices’ Clerk.

Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) 

We will be introducing a new, single, licensing assessment for all would-be solicitors from 1 September 2021 (subject to final approval from the Legal Services Board). If you qualify after then as a Chartered Legal Executive, you will be eligible to transfer to become a solicitor through the SQE.

If this is the case, our principles for qualified lawyers will apply. This means that, depending on what has been covered in your qualification as a legal executive, you may be eligible for exemptions from some of the assessments. More details on this will be available in the future.

Please see our transitional arrangements for more information.