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News and Events

Upcoming Events

Branch Meet and Greet

Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: Neighbourhood Liverpool, 62 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 7LQ
Tickets: FREE

Support your local CILEx Branch by joining us for a meet and greet evening to enjoy some food and drinks!

Attendance at the event is FREE! Just let us know if you can make it by emailing your name to, or use this link.

The CILEx Liverpool Branch is here to help provide social and professional support to lawyers and legal personnel in the Liverpool and surrounding areas, whether you are a CILEx member or not.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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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Past Events

Annual General Meeting

The Liverpool Branch held its Annual General Meeting at MSB Solicitors in Liverpool on 28 February. It was a great opportunity to meet new contacts, catch up with old friends and discuss the future of the Liverpool Branch.

Our Treasurer John McCreanney Speaks at Liverpool Law Society Event - 'Pathways to the Legal Profession'

In keeping with the Society's desire to be inclusive and encourage entry to the profession from all backgrounds, students from all schools and colleges across Merseyside were invited to attend the information-giving event on 7 February 2018.  The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, welcomed over 130 pupils and teachers from 22 schools to the Liverpool Town Hall.

A panel of speakers from key institutions across the city outlined the various entry routes into the Law – from the traditional university route to the modern apprenticeship route, and other options in between.  Directors of Liverpool Law Society were also present during the refreshment break to be on hand to answer any of the young adults' queries.

The thanks of the Society are given to Slater and Gordon who not only sponsored the event but also provided an apprentice speaker to talk about their day-to-day working life.   Thanks also go to the other speakers and organisations supporting the event: BPP, CILEx, Hill Dickinson, Liverpool John Moores University, Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division, University of Law, and the University of Liverpool.

Much positive feedback was received from the students and teachers who attended the event:

  • “It provided a great deal of information quickly and succinctly.  It was very enjoyable and helpful.  All the speakers were helpful and friendly.” Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School student.
  • “Great experience” Greenbank High School student.
  • “The people who have spoken at the event are incredibly knowledgeable and able to provide advice regarding law and careers associated with law” Holly Lodge Girls’ College student.
  • “The experience today has been essential in providing information about law.  The speakers were incredibly inspirational” Sacred Heart Catholic College student.
  • “Very informative.” West Kirby Grammar School teacher
  • “Great venue and the stands and people on the stands were useful and insightful and easy to talk to.” Birkenhead School student.
  • “I learnt a lot about the different routes into law and got a chance to ask questions to solicitors.  I really enjoyed the event and feel that it has broadened my knowledge of law in general and as a career choice” Upton Hall School FCJ student.

Liverpool Law Society Annual Dinner

The branch would like to thank the Liverpool Law Society for inviting us to their annual dinner. It was a wonderful evening and we look forward to maintaining our links in the future.