On the 3rd July 2010, the launch of the York and North Yorkshire ILEX branch took place in the Bellmont Suite of Betty’s Tearooms in York.
ILEX, the Institute of Legal Executives, is the professional body representing around 22,000 qualified and trainee Legal Executives, and is recognised by the Ministry of Justice as one of the three core routes to becoming a qualified lawyer. Membership of ILEX is a valuable asset in helping develop legal careers and provides access to a range of member benefits and services.
“We have been working on getting an ILEX branch up and running to cover York and North Yorkshire as there had not been one for quite sometime. So once the committee had been organised, we were able to organise the launch of this new branch to promote it’s start and raise our profile. The new branch will provide an opportunity for regular meetings, social activities and support for qualified and trainee Legal Executives in the York and North Yorkshire area”. said Serena Ferguson, legal executive in Crombie Wilkinson solicitors litigation department at York.
“Our branch launch was very well supported by a number of local dignitaries, including Richard Watson the Sheriff of York, and group members with their guests including David McGrady the President of ILEX and Jennifer Bartram, the first woman president of the Yorkshire Law Society”.
If you would like more information about the York and North Yorkshire ILEX branch please visit http://www.ilex.org.uk/membership/branches/branch_directory.aspx.
To find out more about ILEX generally, please visit http://www.ilex.org.uk/about_ilex.aspx