News and Events

News and Events

Upcoming Events

Social Event

Date: Friday, 31 May 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: The Hide Bar and Lounge, 2B Woburn Street, Ampthill MK45 2HP

Join us for a social event involving nibbles, cocktails and mocktails in this relaxed environment with a unique ambience.

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


Date: Friday, 12 July 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: La Dolce Vita, 38 Park Street, Luton LU1 3ET

Join us for dinner and a chance to meet and/or catch up with other members in the setting of a 17th century former coach house.

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

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.

Informal Meal and Drink

Date: Friday, 6 September 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: The Knife and Cleaver, The Grove, Houghton Conquest MK45 3LA

Join us for an informal meal and drink in this warm, classic, best-of-British pub!

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

Bowling Event

Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: The Galaxy Centre, Bridge Street, Luton LU1 2NB

Join us for a chance to showcase your bowling skills!

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

Bedfordshire Christmas Social

Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: TBC

Look out for more information on this event soon!

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

Northamptonshire Christmas Social

Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: TBC

Look out for more information on this event soon!

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

Please note that all events are open to all grades of membership.

This is the current list of events. Please check our branch page for events which may be added later on in the year.

Events may be subject to change. Please ensure you RSVP to stay up to date with changes.

Please visit this page again soon for details of our upcoming events, or email us for further information.

Past events

CILEx Branch Personnel Day 2017

The Northants & Beds Branch attended the CILEx Branch Personnel Day on Friday 7 July 2017. Below is our very own Alexandra Harvey sharing her thoughts on why becoming a member of a branch is so important to her!

Branch Personnel Day 2017

7 July 2017- Northants and Beds, Herts and Bucks Summer Ball

We collaborated with local branches in organising a summer ball which was held in the CILEx Headquarters gardens. It included a buffet meal, branch awards, dancing (!) and the chance to network with branch members from across the country. We had approximately 60 guests and it was a raging success, if we do say so ourselves!