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Upcoming Events

CILEx National Awards 2019

Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Time: TBC
Venue: Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR
Tickets: TBC

The CILEx National Awards were launched in 2018, the 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.

We encourage CILEx members, supporters and stakeholders to nominate yourselves, your colleagues or employers and help us to recognise and celebrate your success and the contribution you make to promoting the profession...

  • Be recognised for your exceptional specialist technical knowledge and experience.
  • Receive formal recognition for the excellent work that you do from CILEx, your peers, employers and legal sector representatives.
  • Acknowledge and celebrate the professional development opportunities made available to you, and your colleagues, by your employer.
  • Stand out from peers & competitors and raise your professional profile.
  • Recognise and reward the hard work of colleagues, employers and peers who deliver excellent results for your clients, business and the public.
  • Raise awareness of your status as an exemplary employer and showcase how you have set benchmarks for others to aspire to.
  • Celebrate your contribution to widening access to justice, and to the legal profession.

... celebrate your achievements with CILEx

Nominations are now open.

Please click here to visit the CILEx National Awards 2019 website.


Past Events

Chocolate-Making Christmas Event

On Monday, 10 December, the Chester & North Wales Branch held a Christmas Chocolate-Making Event at Rossett Hall Hotel in Wrexham. The successful event gave members an opportunity to network and we received very positive feedback.

Chester Chocolate Making Event (6)


GDPR is Coming - Seminar

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) seminar was held at the Rossett Hall Hotel in Wrexham. It was attended by 28 people of which 16 were CILEx Branch Members, The Seminar was presented by the Chair of the Chester & North Wales Branch, Matthew Foster, and received very positive feedback from those who attended. They reported that they found the seminar interesting and helpful in equipping them with the information they needed to ensure their firms are compliant with the GDPR, which take effect on 25 May 2018.

GDPR Seminar at Rossett Hall Hotel


AGM & Dinner

The Branch held its AGM on 15 February 2018 at Rossett Hall Hotel. It was great to catch up with some existing members and to welcome onto the Committee Abi Olaniyan as our new Branch Secretary. Sarah Kennedy has now also been appointed as our new Branch Treasurer.

After the AGM we had a lovely meal in Oscar's Restaurant and were joined by Branch Officer Chris Bjerregaard. It was great to meet Chris and we look forward to working with him to help promote the Branch.

Chester AGM


Chester & North Wales Law Society Dinner

On 23 February the CILEx Branch attended the Cheshire & North Wales Law Society Dinner at the Chester Racecourse. The evening was filled with good food, wine and company.

We were accompanied by guests Mrs and Mr Brayshaw and Counsel Rachel Watkin.

Mr Brayshaw qualified as a Legal Executive in 1971 and in the late 1970s Mr Brayshaw was the Chair of the Liverpool's subcommittee Branch covering Chester & North Wales. The Chester & North Wales Branch was formed in its own right with Mr Brayshaw's assistance. It was great to speak with Mr Brayshaw about how our Branch evolved.

Chester Law Society Dinner 2018


Charity Dinner 

On the 29th September the Branch held a Charity Dinner & Raffle in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospice and thanks to everyone’s generosity the huge sum of £500 was raised.

The Branch was pleased to welcome President Millicent Grant, CEO Linda Ford, Past President Fran Edwards and CILEx Regulation Officer Ian Chivers and we are thankful to them for making the journey up to be with us.

The evening was fantastic and our band Lady & The Tramps went down a storm with everyone hitting the dance floor.

A huge thank you to all our guests for making the evening so enjoyable and to our Sponsors Allington Hughes Law  and Linenhall Chambers