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CILEx National Awards 2019

Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR

The CILEx National Awards were launched in 2018, to celebrate the exceptional talent, innovation and achievement of CILEx members, supporters and stakeholders.

We are delighted to announce that this year's host will be Claudia Winkleman, one of the best-known broadcasters in the UK, who regularly fronts the live television shows for both Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, as well as her regular hosting of Strictly Come Dancing.

The CILEx National Awards showcase and celebrate the excellent work, and achievements, of CILEx members, supporters and stakeholder partners.

These exclusive awards recognise individuals, organisations and teams that are providing exemplary service, advice and support to those seeking access to justice. Celebrating the innovative recruitment and professional development practice that are widening access to a career in the legal profession to a more diverse audience.

CILEx has been celebrating the achievements of its members, as well as their employers and partners for many years. We are proud to formally celebrate what we have always known: that we support and represent a wealth of talented people and organisations. We will be acknowledging those who are leading the way in an ever changing, forward thinking, professional legal services sector and whose work closely aligns to our mission, our vision and our values.

Tickets to this prestigious event, that provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate the exceptional talent, innovation and achievement of CILEx members, supporters and stakeholders are now on sale.

Held at Madame Tussauds and hosted by Claudia Winkleman, this is set to be a night to remember - early booking is advisable!

The evening commences at 7:00 pm with a drinks reception and the opportunity to experience the Spirit of London ride, which provides an exciting journey through the capital's history. Dinner will be called at 8:00 pm, with speeches, the awards and entertainment to follow. The evening will draw to a close at Midnight. All-inclusive ticket price includes attendance at the CILEx National Awards, Spirit of London ride, three course meal, wine, beer and soft drinks.

All inclusive tickets are available at the cost of:

  • Individual tickets - £175 plus VAT*
  • Table of 10 - £1500 plus VAT

To secure your tickets today, please click here to visit the CILEx National Awards 2019 website.

All-inclusive ticket price includes attendance at the CILEx National Awards, Spirit of London ride, three course meal, wine, beer and soft drinks.

*If you are a CILEx member and find the ticket fees a barrier to attending the CILEx National Awards Ceremony, please contact, as concessionary rates may be available in certain circumstances. Please be advised that such concessions typically apply to members who are not supported by, or part of, an organisation, full-time students, members between jobs or who have fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities. Concessions are not available to businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies. Concession decisions will be made on a case by case basis and at the full discretion of CILEx. Any decisions made in regard to concession applications are final.

CILEx Graduation and Admission Ceremonies 2019

Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019
Venue: Grand Hall at the Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, Near Covent Garden, London WC2B 5DA

Join us for the most important event of the CILEx calendar, when we gather to celebrate not only the achievements of our Graduates, Fellows, Probate & Conveyancing Practitioners and Advocates of CILEx, but also the support that has been given by family and friends. This is an experience that is not to be missed. Click the link below to find out more about your big day.

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We are pleased to announce that the Brighton Branch won 'New Branch of the Year' at the 2017 Branch Personnel Day!

Laura Karpinski, Chair of the Brighton branch commented: “Starting up a new CILEx branch has been a great opportunity to meet other CILEx members in the local area and improve awareness of CILEx. Over the past two years we have held activities ranging from giving presentations at local colleges and universities and CPD training sessions for members, through to drinks on Brighton seafront with the CILEx president. It has been a real roller-coaster but very rewarding”.

Past Events

Annual General Meeting

We held our Annual General Meeting on 29 March 2018 at Jury's Inn, Brighton. It was attended by 5 people, including Chris from Head Office. A new Committee was elected and we had some very productive discussions about the future of the Branch.

Schools and Colleges

Our branch members have been out visiting local schools and colleges to promote the CILEx option to students. We frequently attend careers events and have good contacts in local schools and colleges. 

If you are interested in helping out, please let us know. You can also sign up to the Inspiring the Future website which connects schools and colleges with potential visitors who are willing to talk to students about their job:

CILEx myCareer

In case you missed the announcement on this, CILEx have opened up a new service through their website called myCareer. It is totally free to use, just log in to myCILEx and click the link on the right of the page. It includes tips on CVs and applications, interviewing, job hunting, business skills etc and also has tools like a career planner, mock interview simulator etc.

See their introductory video here:


LawCare is a service that supports the mental health and wellbeing of legal community. They have a helpline which is free to access. CILEx as well as the other regulatory bodies make a contribution towards the running of this so it's already paid for.

It is open 7 days per week, including weekday evenings until 7.30pm. The people taking the calls are all either practising or retired lawyers, so they know what it's like to work in the profession. They can help with a range of things, including stress, bullying, depression, anxiety, disciplinary proceedings etc. All calls are entirely confidential and you do not need to give them any information about yourself if you don't want to.

For more information see their website: