Branch Resources

Branch Resources

Welcome To Our Branch Resources Page!
For CILEx Branch committee members

Branch map for resources map

Judges available to visit branches!

We currently have 14 Judges nationwide who have expressed an interest in visiting branches to talk to members who may be interested in this route. For further information regarding this, or if you would like a Judge to visit your branch, please contact Chris Bjerregaard.

You may also find the following link useful:

Speakers for Branches

As part as our ongoing work to assist branches in supporting our members we have been looking into speakers to deliver talks/workshops that would be relevant to their needs and career aspirations as CILEx Lawyers.

We will be continually working to build a database of speakers to be available to branches but at this stage we can confirm the following:





Branches covered

Charges applicable

Deborah Ogden

DO Positive Impact

Personal Branding, Presenting, Making an Impact

  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • West Yorkshire

An hour’s presentation the fee would be £250+VAT. However, please contact us for full details on charges

Anthony Chalmers

The Mediator Network

The subject and processes of mediation, how it works, when is the best time to mediate

  • Birmingham and District
  • Bournemouth and District
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol and Bath
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Chichester and District
  • Cornwall
  • Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Devon
  • Essex
  • Greater Manchester
  • Guildford & District
  • Hertfordshire
  • Kent
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Northants and Beds
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Solent
  • Somerset
  • West Yorkshire

Free of charge

Rachel Tombs


LinkedIn Coach and Social Selling Expert - Helping Professionals to Create and Maintain Profitable Business Relationships

  • Bournemouth & District
  • Brighton & Hove
  • Bristol & Bath
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cardiff & South East Wales
  • Chichester & District
  • Coventry & Warwickshire
  • Guildford & District
  • London
  • Oxfordshire
  • Solent
  • Somerset

Free of charge (to claim reasonable travel expenses)

David Liddle

The TCM Group

Dispute resolution, discipline and grievance, mediation and leadership.

All branches

Free of charge

 Ann Charlton 

Wellbeing and resilience and how not to be ashamed or embarrassed if affected but to take personal responsibility and try to change how things affect you.
 All branches  Free of charge
 Aidan Hutchings
 Estate Research
 A 2 or 3 hour lecture on recent Wills Tax and Trust updates given by established expert. A 1 Hour talk from  Estate Research on risk and commercial opportunities for lawyers
 All branches   Free of charge
 Sofie Scott  ASH Elite
 Networking and business development skills. The event itself will go through the standard do’s and don’ts and also how to best build your elevator pitch and how to follow up with clients.
Solent, Chichester, Somerset and Bournemouth
 Free of charge
 Lou Earp 
Hajon Legal Recruitment Specialists
Information around the recruitment process.
CV writing tips.
Interview preparation tips.
How to present yourself at interview.
What questions you should/shouldn’t be asking.
The importance of feedback.
Market rate salaries.
Approach to finding a new role and keeping an open mind.
Devon, Somerset, Chichester, Solent, Bournemouth
 Free of charge 
Alastair Murray   The Bureau ‘Ignorance is no defence’ talk - including video commentary from the police, cyber-crime victims, lawyers, brokers, university lecturers, a demo of a Hack into a typical office network, security awareness guidance, useful links & resources and the Cyber Essentials Accreditation scheme
 South East (with the possibility of expanding further afield)   Travel Expenses to be paid only
Andrew McAulay
Clarion Solicitors
Compliance, Procedure, Preparation, Risk management, Disputes surrounding solicitors’ costs and litigation 
 Yorkshire No cost to deliver training, save for any travel expenses.
Chris Davidson
 Moore Legal Technology
 Moore Legal Technology
 We regularly speak at events on the subject of how lawyers can use the internet more effectively to grow their business. Our talks will mainly focus on how lawyers can achieve the following outcomes:  Increase their turnover, Enhance their brand, Improve their efficiency, Future proof their practice
 We do not charge to deliver the workshops. In the locations where we have clients we would not look to claim travel expenses a we can tie those into client visits.  For other locations, we would be looking to reclaim travel expenses. We currently have clients in Manchester London and Newcastle.
Vanessa Ugatti  The True Worth Expert

Author of Amazon Best-Seller: True Worth:  How to Charge What You’re Worth and Get It

Helping professionals to generate more income, have more time and create more freedom, without having to get more clients, do more work or compromise value or values.

I am now available to speak to CILEx members via CILEx branches nationwide. If you’re looking for a speaker who can deliver relevant, actionable business subject matter in an easy to digest, fun way, then look no further. “Vanessa was engaging, insightful and hit the nail on the head!” Denise Bull, Partner, Dutton Gregory LLP

 South Coast 
 Travel Expenses Only 

If you would be interested in booking a speaker for a branch event, please do contact Christopher Bjerregaard, Branch Officer, at

Pilot Projects

We are currently working on two pilot projects.

The Citizenship Foundation is interested in launching the Matching Service in CILEx branches. Volunteers will be provided with a training session and all the resources they will need to facilitate an engaging session with young people focusing on topical issues such as Social Media and the Law and Human Rights. Further information regarding this will be sent to branches.

We are also working on piloting a training course 'How to work with Parliament/your MP’. Further information will be provided shortly and distributed to branches.


For general help and support, please contact our Branch Officer who will be happy to help you:

Chris Bjerregaard 
01234 845777

Forms and Documents

Branch Events Feedback Form - Please complete this form once you have held an event and then return to our Branch Officer Chris Bjerregaard.
Branch Events Attendance Register - Please complete this form once you have held an event and then return to our Branch Officer Chris Bjerregaard.

The Branch Toolkit can be found below. This has been split into sections for your ease of reference:

Tracked Changes
1 - Welcome
2 - Branch Start Up & Governance
3 - Finance
4 - Marketing & Promotions
5 - Branch Events 
6 - Getting your Members Involved
7 - CILEx Membership Services

Branch Toolkit Annexes:
ANNEX A - Key Contacts
ANNEX B - Branch Rules
ANNEX C - Branch Meeting Minutes Template
ANNEX D - CILEx Group Data Protection Policy & Request Form
ANNEX E - CILEx Council Constituencies
ANNEX F - Useful Contact Organisations
ANNEX G - Branch Stationery Order Form & Promotional Materials Order Form
ANNEX H - Annual Return & Grant Application Form
ANNEX I - Receipts & Payment Account
ANNEX J - CILEx Facts and Figures
ANNEX K - Press Release
ANNEX L - Examples of Logos
ANNEX M - Branch Events - Equality & Diversity
ANNEX N - Event Poster Instruction & Flyer Template
ANNEX O - Event Invitation Template 
ANNEX P - Reflections from a Branch Member
ANNEX Q - Certificate Template
ANNEX R - E-Shot Template
ANNEX S - Branch Invoice template
ANNEX T - Branch Closure checklist

Branch Website Amendments Form

Examples of Best Practice

Please see the 'what we did' document supplied by the Devon Branch. You may get ideas from this which you might like to send to your branch members.