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Fee Waiver Extended for CILEx Lawyers Converting to become CLC Lawyer

12 January, 2023

The CLC has extended the fee waiver for CILEx lawyers converting to CLC regulation, until the end of April 2023.

More than 130 CILEx lawyers have begun the application process since the waiver was introduced in December 2022 and 42 CLC Licences have been issued already.

FCILEx lawyers who qualified in conveyancing and/or probate can apply to transfer to CLC regulation with no further training or occupational requirement, becoming either a Licensed Conveyancer and/or Licensed Probate Practitioner.

The process is straightforward and those who are successful will enjoy the benefits of being an Authorised Person under the Legal Services Act 2007 and will be regulated by a specialist regulator with rules, support and guidance tailored to conveyancing and probate practice.

The waived fee, which is normally £150, doesn’t include our standard, comprehensive DBS and screening check cost, which is less than £100.

Full-year individual licence fees, currently £400, will be calculated on a pro rata basis from month of approval until licence renewal on 1 November 2023.

Applicants will need to hold relevant practising certificate(s) free from conditions and be able to evidence their most recent full year of CPD. If applicants do not meet some of these requirements, we may still be able to consider applications on a case-by-case basis.

Begin your application now