The Royal Charter conferred recently upon law’s plucky underdogs, legal executives, carries great power, elevating them in status to the hallowed ground occupied by esteemed chartered professionals like accountants.
Imagine, then, an opportunity to glimpse the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives’ (CILEX) Royal Charter itself – a dream that a select group of elite figures from the world of law, led by me, RoundMyKitchenTable podcast host Kevin Poulter and Supreme Court President Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, were fortunate enough to see come true last night.
Needless to say, guests at the event, held at the prestigious Wallace Collection in central London, were encouraged to make adjustments so as to properly honour the Charter. CILEX chief executive Diane Burleigh (pictured left) led by example with the removal of her shoes.
Other attendees quickly followed…
Positioned proudly, yet oh so precariously, in the centre of the room, the Charter radiated with a fragile beauty, its regal glow conferring upon those within its sphere previously unseen levels of gravitas – as seen below: