Case Studies

Our case studies section is packed with short videos and interviews with CILEx lawyers, industry commentators and regulated professionals who want to share their stories with you. If you'd like to tell Regulation Matters your story, let us know!

Kim's journey - Kim Boylett from Boyletts Law

16.11.20

"Just over two months on and so far, this is the best decision I ever made." When Kim Boylett began her CILEx journey and as she progressed through her career, she had always wanted to run her own firm, but the time was never right. Then in 2020, when the covid-19 pandemic hit, she took the opportunity to realise her dream.

Not knowing where to start, she contacted CILEx Regulation and found the support she needed to take her first important steps towards gaining practising rights. The entity application process helped Kim to consider all aspects of running her own Law firm, including practical business requirements such as; financial management, client care, marketing and creating robust policies and procedures, so that she was ready for when she opened her doors.

Evie Elsbury tells us about her alternative route to success

05.02.20

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Evie shares her experiences and reflections on being the first Chartered Legal Executive to qualify through the new apprenticeship standard route. The Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship Standard was approved for delivery in 2016. The new standards were written by employer-led groups and focus on developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for a specific occupation, rather than achieving qualifications.

Starting my own firm was too good an opportunity to miss

11.12.19

Holland Family Law is a thriving firm based in Leicester. Currently the only CILEx-regulated family law firm in the UK, it's part of a growing community choosing to start up with CILEx Regulation. Founder and director Claire Holland describes her journey so far.

Going above and beyond to support vulnerable clients

11.11.19

Kelly Duke, owner of Argo Life & Legacy, describes her firm's above-and-beyond approach to meeting the needs of vulnerable clients

Why an ABS? Because good people, diverse skill sets and different backgrounds build capability and drive growth

11.11.19

Barbara Hamilton-Bruce, Head of Client Operations at Simmons Wavelength Limited, explores the real value of an ABS

Two solicitors. An experienced litigator. One dynamic new firm

30.09.19

Jamie wanted to be an astronaut, Sylvia wanted to be a fashion designer and Patrick thought he might want to be a joiner. But after successful careers in the law, in early 2019 they opened the doors of their new firm, BCM Law, based in Stockport. Here’s their story.

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