News and Events

News and Events

Upcoming Events

Dinner

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: 7:00 pm
Venue: Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR

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.

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 events@cilex.org.uk, 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.


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.


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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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!