Mandie Lavin starts the new year as Chief Executive for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).
Mandie takes over at CILEx from Diane Burleigh OBE, who we are pleased to announce has now joined PARN's Strategy & Advisory Board.
Mandie's focus for the future is on serving the public interest: “Maintaining the confidence of the public in our work as professionals is paramount. I want to see Chartered Legal Executives and CILEx Practitioners working together with their colleagues in other professions to provide the best possible service to the public.
“This extends to us as professional associations as well; particularly in the legal sector where we have a great opportunity with so many new leaders taking up posts. We can use this unique moment to work together and think creatively on how to serve the public and the profession as a whole.”
Mandie also has the upcoming General Election in her sights: “I want to work together with the new Government, as they will undoubtedly pursue further changes to the justice system, and they must bring the legal profession with them as they do. Cuts to legal aid, increasing tribunal fees, and reduced legal advice availability are having a harsh impact on the operation of our courts and how justice works in this country. I want us to work together to overcome these obstacles and ensure the public are able to access justice in a timely, affordable and meaningful way.”
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