"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.
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.
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.
Kelly Duke, owner of Argo Life & Legacy, describes her firm's above-and-beyond approach to meeting the needs of vulnerable clients
Barbara Hamilton-Bruce, Head of Client Operations at Simmons Wavelength Limited, explores the real value of an ABS
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.