Leyland family lawyer is awarded specialist fellowship

Amanda LongFamily law specialist of 17 years appointed Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives


Amanda Long, Family Law specialist with Birchall Blackburn Law, has been made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.


Amanda has more than 17 years specialist experience in Family Law and is based at Birchall Blackburn Law’s offices in Hough Lane, Leyland.


The fellowship is awarded by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). To achieve fellowship status, a candidate has to gain years of experience in their specialist field of law, complete a Level 3 and a Level 6 diploma in Law and Practice set and assessed at the equivalent honours degree level or equivalent qualifications, and submit a work-based learning portfolio proving their knowledge, competency, experience and skills based upon their work experience.


Amanda was awarded her fellowship at a special ceremony in Milton Keynes. She says: “I was absolutely delighted with the news that I had achieved Fellowship status with CILEx after 12 months in Graduate grade whilst compiling my portfolio.  I had a great day celebrating my hard work, dedication and success with my family at my Graduation/Admission Ceremony.”


Gill Graveson, head of the family law team at Birchall Blackburn Law, says: “Amanda’s new fellowship is well deserved and a testament to all her hard work. We are all very proud of her and she is a great asset to our family team and our clients.”


Birchall Blackburn Law has offices across the whole of the North West: Manchester, Preston, Morecambe, Southport, Chester, Chorley and Leyland and employs over 310 staff across a broad range of legal services.