Becoming a chartered legal executive will allow you to practice in a specialist area of law alongside solicitors. The level of study required is comparable to that of solicitors but as the CILEx route requires you to study fewer subjects overall, the exams and training period combined can be shorter and the costs lower. It is also more common for CILEx students to be working in a law firm or in-house and studying part time which gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn.
Taking the traditional route to qualification as a solicitor involves completing a law degree or a non-law degree followed by the GDL, then completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and finally the two-year training contract.
So which is the best option for you? Why not take our two-minute quiz to help you decide?
This quiz is designed to give you a good idea of whether the traditional solicitor qualification route is for you or whether becoming a chartered legal executive would suit you best. However, this quiz is only an indication and is meant to be fun!
Once you have your result, have a look at what skills make a good lawyer to get a better idea of the key skills invaluable to the legal profession.
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