Legal Executives must become a fellow of The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). This is attained by passing the CILEx professional qualification in law (equivalent to a law degree) and completing a minimum of three years of supervised legal experience.
Legal executives are regulated by CILEx. Like solicitors, they can be partners in law firms and become judges. They also have rights of audience — are allowed to speak in court. They also advise on the law, draft papers and do all the things solicitors do.