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Work Experience

The CLC asks ALL CLC Legal Technician Applicants to complete a Statement of Work Experience to evidence they have been in full or part-time employment assisting in the provision of conveyancing or probate services for at least 6 months supervised by a qualifying “Authorised Person” i.e., a licensed conveyancer, licensed probate practitioner, or solicitor.

The Statement of Work Experience is included in the application for a CLC Conveyancing Technician.


National Government Apprentices, on the Level 6 Licensed Conveyancer or Probate route, may have their SoWE verified by a Legal Education and Training Supervisor when it is completed as part of the End-Point-Assessment.


A SoWE will be considered invalid when: –

  • the Authorised Person certifying the SoWE is not considered to be a Qualifying Authorised Person.


Qualifying Authorised Persons is an “Authorised Person” i.e. a licensed conveyancer/probate practitioner, a solicitor or a CILEX Lawyer (Conveyancing/Probate Practitioner and Fellow), licensed by a regulatory body in England and Wales to offer conveyancing/probate services directly to the public.

  • They should hold a current and valid licence, free of conditions.
  • They may not certify a SoWE when they are the subject of any regulatory or disciplinary investigations, allegations or proceedings during the period of supervision.
  • They are the individual that is providing legal supervision to the licence applicant during the period of their qualifying employment.
  • They should be employed by the Qualifying Employer. This means being either a) as a direct line manager or b) a delegated legal supervisor. This excludes peer working arrangements, such as consultants operating as agents verifying each other’s SoWEs.

Only in exceptional and pre agreed circumstances should the Authorised Person be a relative or spouse of the applicant.

Supervision by a relative or spouse must be agreed with the CLC BEFORE the period of practical experience commences. The applicant should email  setting out the exceptional circumstances. We will confirm in writing whether it is agreed that the circumstances are exceptional and that the proposed supervision arrangements are satisfactory.

You will be asked to submit this written confirmation with your SoWE as part of the registration application.

You can download a copy of the Statement of Work Experience using the links below:

Conveyancing Statement of Work Experience (September 2023)

Probate Statement of Work Experience (September 2023)