A trainee lawyer is now one step closer to becoming a fellow at his firm.

Codie Slessor works as a legal executive at Carlisle law firm Wragg Mark-Bell and recently has passed his Level 6 legal research in the CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) qualification.

He will now progress to being a graduate member.

It means he has only to complete his portfolio and case study to be fully qualified and become a Fellow of CILEX.

CILEX is the professional association and governing body for more than 21,000 Chartered Legal Executive Lawyers, other legal practitioners, and paralegals, and is a route to becoming a qualified lawyer without having a law degree.

Codie said: “It has been a long, gruelling process but after years of hard work and dedication, I can finally appreciate the hard work is paying off.”

Nick Kennon, senior director at Wragg Mark-Bell, said: “Well done to Codie who has had to cope not just with holding down a full-time role while studying but also the disruption caused by the pandemic.

“It reflects Wragg Mark-Bell’s continuing commitment to the development of our talented staff and we look forward to Codie completing his course of study.”

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