Kaplan Altior is currently the only training provider authorised by CILEx Regulation to deliver a qualification scheme that allows you to gain litigation practice rights in criminal proceedings in England and Wales.
In order to become qualified as a CILEx Litigator and Chartered Legal Executive Advocate you are required to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding, experience and skills in criminal litigation and advocacy. If you wish to work in an independent CILEx Regulation regulated entity, you will also need to demonstrate this knowledge and skill in practice management and accounts management at Level 1.
Once you have completed the process and have been approved by CILEx Regulation to conduct litigation and advocacy in criminal proceedings you will be able to undertake the activities set out on your certificate for Open Court Advocacy on behalf of a regulated entity.
Our training will provide sufficient support that will assist you in completing and passing the advocacy skills course in the practice area in which you seek rights. Courses in criminal advocacy rights will take 6 days.
If you intend to set up your own practice; you must also seek regulation of your entity.
You can also apply for advocacy rights in one of the following pathways:
• Family litigation pathway
• Civil litigation pathway
As a CILEx Litigator you can:
- Provide the full range of litigation services to your clients in your area of law – without supervision
- Undertake advocacy for your clients
- Be recognised as a competent practitioner
- Use the title CILEx Litigator and Chartered Legal Executive Advocate
- Apply to CILEx Regulation for authorisation to set up your own regulated business offering litigation services.
- Be part of a recognised and regulated community, with the assurance that your clients, you and your business are protected by independent regulation.