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”