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News and Events

Upcoming Events

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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New Email Address

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New Secretary

Sarah Forth has resigned from the Secretary position. Sarah, thank you for all your hard work as Secretary and for agreeing to stay on the Committee.

Marina Perry was appointed the new Secretary in the last Committee meeting. Welcome Marina!

Social Media Accounts

Please find below the social media accounts for the Nottinghamshire CILEx Branch. You will be able to keep abreast of new events, meetings and changes. Please follow and feel free to share the links to invite more members.




Past Events

Nottingham Legal Walk

On Thursday, 16 May 2019 the Branch participated in the Nottingham Legal Walk. The weather was glorious, and we all enjoyed a complementary drink afterwards. Best of all, we managed to raise £200 and counting!

Nottingham Legal Walk

Facilitated Discussions with: Dr Liz Curran, Australian National University, School of Legal Practice

On 20, 25 and 27 June the Nottinghamshire Branch collaborated with Nottingham Trent University to invite CILEx members to attend three informal discussion groups with Dr Curran looking at health justice, conflict resolution and student learning: Building Collaborations Locally - Applying a Health Justice Partnership Model to Law Clinics, Alternative Ways to Approach Legal Problem Solving and Disputes to the Adversarial Process to Seek Justice and New Approaches to Lawyering and the Implications for Legal Education: Equipping Our Students to Meet the Changing World.

Neurolaw Workshop with Nottingham Trent University

On 6 June, 2018, the Nottinghamshire Branch collaborated with Nottingham Trent University to invite CILEx members to attend a free Neurolaw Workshop. The event was hosted by Nottingham Trent University and was focused on issues relating to neuroscientific evidence and law. It was designed to raise awareness of the issues surrounding neuroscientific evidence in the British courts. The focus of this event was on the assessment of criminal responsibility and it was part of the University's research strategy following the Health and Well-being theme.

Branch Re-Launch

The Nottinghamshire Branch held a meet and greet for members at Pitcher and Piano in Nottingham on 16 March. It was attended by a large number of new members as well as a clerk from a local barristers' chamber and a hostess from a local hotel who helped with hospitality. A welcome drink and nibbles were provided and Harpreet Kaur and Gail Cook were there to discuss Branch matters and future legal and social events. The event was a great success with everyone mingling, getting to know each other and offering suggestions for future events with much enthusiasm.

Harpreet Kaur at Branch re-Launch providing drinks

Branch re-Launch Event
Branch re-Launch Event
Branch re-Launch Event