Conduct of Litigation


Whilst stating this, there appears to be an anomaly in the 2007 Act, as it does not specify that employees are exempt from conducting litigation. Accordingly one can only assume this is because the litigation is undertaken in the name of the firm and not the individual employee.

There also appears to be a further anomaly in respect of notarial activities. The Act allows such activities to be carried out by non-authorised persons for no fee, gain or reward. However, in practice a document which needs to be signed by a notary public will not be accepted if signed by anyone else.

Following a number of successful applications to the LSB, and approval by Parliament and the Lord Chancellor, the organisation CILEx now has a number of schemes in place for Fellows wishing to become a litigator and advocate, or an immigration practitioner, and qualification schemes for those wishing to become probate or conveyancing practitioners.