FELLOWS/CHARTERED LEGAL EXECUTIVES
It is proposed that the fee for the 2021 practising year will remain at £364.
The practising certificate fee paid by Fellows/Chartered Legal Executives covers 3 elements:
- The direct cost of regulation (i.e. the operating costs CILEx Regulation)
- Permitted purposes, which can be included to cover costs incurred by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives to cover activities such as law reform, education etc.
- The levy paid to the Legal Services Board (LSB) to cover the costs of the LSB and the Legal Ombudsman as well as a levy to OPBAS.
These 3 elements combined of £2,600,417 make up the total practising certificate fee, which is defined in section 51 Legal Services Act 2007. The breakdown of how the PCF will be apportioned in 2021 is set out below:
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