Parliament has given its approval for ILEX Professional Standards (IPS), the regulator of members of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), to begin authorising probate and conveyancing specialists to practise independently without the supervision of solicitors.
The order was approved on 23 October in the House of Lords, having already cleared the Commons in September. The new system will go live on 3 November.
Lord Ashton, who forwarded the order, said these proposals will "enable increased competition and innovation in the legal services market." He added that CILEx's expansion in the legal services market "…will help to contribute to the growth of the legal services market, and b...
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