News and Events

News and Events

Upcoming Events

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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Hertfordshire Xmas Meal

Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: The Prae Wood Arms, Garden House Lane, St Albans AL3 6YZ

CILEx Hertfordshire Branch will be ending its year of events with an Xmas meal to be held at Prae Wood Arms in St Albans.

We have had our past two Xmas events at the Prae Wood Arms; the food is excellent, the venue is lovely and we expect to have another excellent evening this year.

To top it off, we are happy to announce that the first £10 of cost for Branch Members will be met by the Branch!

Spouses, partners and significant others are invited along (but will bear the full cost of their meal).

To confirm attendance, or for more information, please email us.


CPD Sessions


University of Hertfordshire are offering CPD sessions on topics covering the compulsory ‘professional element’ required in the annual CPD scheme. Topics on offer:

  • Refreshing your knowledge and understanding of professional ethics, including the Code of Conduct
  • Improving knowledge of primary business in which your clients work (business awareness)
  • Developing an understanding of the issues which may affect your clients (social awareness)
  • Developing your client communication skills 
  • Improving your skills dealing with challenging clients
  • Refreshing your knowledge and understanding of diversity issues
  • Improving your time management skills.

If you are interested in any of the sessions above please email us the topic of interest, plus any preference when you would like these lectures to take place. The branch committee is prepared in principle to use some of the branch funds to defray the cost of putting these lectures on.

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Past Events

Pop-Up Meet and Greet

On 13 June 2019, the Branch held its first of many innovative pop-up events to be held throughout Hertfordshire, inviting local CILEx members to meet the Hertfordshire Branch, discover more and get involved in the opportunities available through the Branch. The event was held at The Practitioner on Fore Street in Hertford.


Christmas Social

On 5 December 2018, the Branch held the Christmas Social at the Prae Wood Arms in St Albans. We were joined by CILEx Honorary Vice President Keith Barrett, and everyone had a great catch-up and got in the Christmas spirit.


Branch AGM

On 31 January the Hertfordshire Branch held its Annual General Meeting at the University of Hertfordshire. The evening began with a speech by Branch Chair Roger Ralph who talked about the affiliation with the University of Hertfordshire and how well this pilot project is running, as well as providing a recap of all Branch events and activities in 2017. Committee members were elected and re-elected, with Roger Ralph returning as Chair, David Edwards returning as Vice Chair, Andrew Dunkley returning as Branch Treasurer, Anthea Powell returning as Branch Secretary and Nina Roby elected as Social Secretary.

CILEx President Millicent Grant was in attendance and gave a speech about how CILEx was progressing as an organisation. CILEx CEO Linda Ford was also in attendance and gave an excellent speech about the CILEx is Changing campaign, the new Board structure and the new brand identity, amongst other things.

After the event a buffet dinner and drinks were provided and people networked and enjoyed themselves.


Careers Fair - Reach Free School

Roger Ralph and Nina Roby from the Hertfordshire Branch attended a careers fair at the Reach Free School as part of the 'Inspire the Future' programme. The stand proved very popular, with 49 expressions of interest. Overall it was a very successful event. We were thanked by the school for our participation in the event and were invited back next year!


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St Albans Legal Walk

The branch members took part in the St Albans Legal Walk. We topped the league ! We were the smallest team but raised the most money...a fantastic £522.50!