Enrolments leap on new graduate route to becoming a lawyer that skips the LPC and training contract
36% rise in sign-ups to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Graduate Fast-track Diploma signals growing popularity of bargain TC alternative.
Charmaines and Kylies in law: a full statistical breakdown
On Friday we reported that reality TV star Katie Hopkins had used the legal profession…
Law Society ditches ‘legal executive of the year’ prize as new path emerges to rival training contract
For the first time since 2008 there will be no ‘legal executive of the year’…
‘Why I turned down a place to study law at Manchester University to become a legal executive’
Is Rhys Bevan crazy? Why would anyone in their right mind reject a place at…
‘Much Of What I Thought I Knew, And What Other People Had Told Me, Would Turn Out To Be Wrong’
Ed note: This is the latest post in the ‘If I knew then what I…
Will The Next Generation Of Apprentice Lawyers Become Solicitors Or Legal Executives?
Over Christmas, the announcement by minister for skills Matthew Hancock that school-leavers students will soon…
‘Train To Be a Lawyer In Just One Year’: Too Good To Be True?
In February, I mentioned an advert for the London College of Law (not to be…
A Letter To My 18 Year-Old Oxbridge-Hating Self
Sarah Gillbe, who skipped uni to work as a legal secretary before becoming a solicitor,…
Legal Executives’ ‘Psychology’ Is Holding Them Back
As ILEX is presented with a royal charter, it’s time for a change in mindset…