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What is the difference between a Solicitor and a Chartered Legal Executive?

November 11, 2020

Jarmans Solicitors have always worked hard to recruit a diverse range of legal professionals with expertise in a wide variety of specialisms. As well as having an excellent team of solicitors, we also have a highly experienced senior Chartered Legal Executive.

A Chartered Legal Executive is a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and is a qualified lawyer who specialises in a specific area of the law. This is as opposed to a solicitor who undertakes a Legal Practical Course, giving them expertise in many areas of the law.

Chartered Legal Executives are trained to the same standard as solicitors and can undertake much of the same work as solicitors, taking on cases and clients and representing in court where appropriate. They can also become judges, coroners, advocates, and partners in law firms.

Because Chartered Legal Executives specialise in one legal subject at an advanced level, and also study other core legal areas, they have to adhere to a Code of Conduct which requires them to undergo continued training throughout their career and stay up-to-date with legal developments.

Whichever legal professional you have representing you at Jarmans Solicitors, you can rest assured that you are working with a highly qualified legal professional.