News and Events

News and Events

Upcoming Events

Newcastle Legal Walk

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Outside the Law Counts on Newcastle quayside

The Branch is delighted to announce that we will once again be taking part in the Newcastle Legal Walk. This 10 km walk is in support of the North East Legal Support Trust, and registration is open between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm outside the Law Courts on Newcastle quayside.

We are putting a Newcastle CILEx Branch group together, and would love for you to join us.

To sign up with our group, or for more information, please email us.

We look forward to walking with you on the day!


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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


Mentoring Discussion and Alternative Routes Into Law

On 30 January 2019, the Branch collaborated with Sacco Mann and BHP Law to discuss paralegal positions and how to maximise the potential this brings and the experience gained from the role. The event took place at BHP Law in Darlington and involved a discussion with solicitors, Chartered Legal Executives and recruitment agents.

The Branch is pleased to report the success of this event!


Annual General Meeting

on 5 February 2019, the Branch held the Annual General Meeting at Womble Bond Dickinson in Newcastle. It was a great opportunity to discuss the future of the Branch and catch up and network. Afterwards, we had a very enjoyable social event at a nearby restaurant.


Newcastle Legal Walk

The Branch once again took part in this fantastic event to help support the North East Legal Support Trust. The event was very well attended by a number of local firms and organisations, and we were delighted that the weather held out for us again this year. We understand that over £6,000 has been raised for the Trust, which is a massive achievement for a very worthy cause.

Newcastle Legal Walk


Social Events

We hold a social event most months throughout the year where members of the branch can meet up and have some fun as well as networking and meeting new people. Our summer ball is usually held in June and is a great evening which we hold to raise money for local charities.

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