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Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct


Reference code(s): GB 1697 A.ACLEC

Held at: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Title: Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct

Date(s): 1991-1999

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: 9 boxes

Name of creator(s): Lord Chancellor's Department | Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (ACLEC) was established in 1991 under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990. The Committee had the general duty of assisting in the maintenance and development of standards in the education, training and conduct of those offering legal services. In the field of legal education and training, its brief was as follows:
1. to keep under review the education and training of those who offer to provide legal services.
2. to consider the need for continuing education and training for such persons and the form it should take.
3. to consider the steps which professional and other bodies should take to ensure that their members benefit from such continuing education and training.

ACLEC was abolished by Statutory Instrument 1999 No.3296. Its functions were taken over by a new Legal Services Consultative Panel within the Lord Chancellor's Department.


Scope and content/abstract:

Press cuttings of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (ACLEC), 1991, 1993-1999 (missing 1992), referring to items of interest to, and relating to, ACLEC in areas such as legal education and training, conduct, complaints, equal opportunities, legal aid and overseas issues.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The cuttings are arranged chronologically; within each chronological grouping (approximately one month) they are further arranged into subject headings, with a descriptive note at the front of each group of cuttings. Each group has been allocated a number; some groups are missing. These are all for 1992 and nos 9-12 for 1999.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Refer to individual items for newspaper references; copyright resides with the relevant publication. Copyright in the summary lists at the front of each monthly collection belongs to the Lord Chancellor's Department.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Detailed list available at the IALS.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


No further accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

In 1999 a set of press cuttings relating to ACLEC's activities was offered by the ACLEC Secretary to Avrom Sherr, Woolf Professor of Legal Education at IALS. Professor Sherr passed them to the Records of Legal Education Archives in 2000.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

A second set of press cuttings has been sent to Warwick University.

Related material:

The Committee was a statutory body whose records were transferred to the Public Record Office (PRO). They will be found under the following PRO class numbers: KP1 Registered files 1991-1999; KP2 Publications 1991-1999. The Committee also produced an annual report detailing its activities, and several other publications, most of which should be available in law libraries.

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Clare Cowling, Archivist IALS.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Apr 2001

Equal opportunity | Social and economic rights
Legal education | Vocational education
Press cuttings | Newspaper press | Press
Legal profession

Personal names

Corporate names
Lord Chancellor's Department | Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct