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Chartered legal executives eligible to apply for government lawyer posts

Review of recruitment practices leads to external recruitment campaigns being open to chartered legal executives

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Jonathan Jones, Treasury Solicitor, has approved a proposal to allow Chartered Legal Executives the opportunity to apply for qualified lawyer roles.

Chartered legal executives who meet a department’s eligibility criteria will be welcome to apply for externally advertised qualified lawyer vacancies.

CILEx President Frances Edwards said:

“There are still some organisations who overlook the full spectrum of lawyers they can recruit, depriving them of practically-trained specialist lawyers. The Government Legal Service has adapted to reflect the modern ways that lawyers are educated, and I am grateful to Jonathan Jones and the entire Government Legal Service team for their work which will broaden opportunities for CILEx lawyers”

Published 23 June 2015