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February 28, 2017

Many people ask ‘what is the benefit in doing the CILEx Graduate Fast Track Diploma’? Hopefully the information included here will make things a little clearer for you.


The CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma (GFTD) is for law graduates and for those people who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and now wish to qualify as lawyers without undertaking the expensive Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

Another massive advantage is that there is no requirement to secure a training contract or pupillage when pursuing the CILEx route to qualification. Graduates qualify as Chartered Legal Executive lawyers when op...

January 10, 2017

What's the best way to prepare in the 24 hours leading up to your exam? Here are our tips! 

Don’t be tired
If you’ve stayed up all night to do last minute revision you will be so tired in the exam that you won’t be able to do your best. Get an early night before each exam that you’re sitting.

Eat protein before long exams – not carbohydrates
An exam takes physical stamina. You can’t ignore your body if you want your brain to work at its best. Stuffing it full of sugar, or some Red-Bull type drink just before will work fine for the first hour or so, but by the end of a three-hour exam you’ll have completely run out of energy. You need some food that will...

December 5, 2016

We are often asked by students for ‘tips’ and information to help them pass CILEx Level 6 Law Papers and it seemed an appropriate time to share this article with you as examinations are not far away!

  • You will begin with 15 minutes reading time.  The writing time is then 3 hours.

  • In CILEx Level 6 law papers you  will be required to answer four questions.  At least one must come from Section A (essay questions) and at least one from Section B (problem/scenario  type questions).

  • Use your reading time wisely.  Jot down key words and bullet points on the question paper or in the answer book. DO NOT start writing an answer during this...

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