Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

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Arms of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Official blazon

Arms : Argent a Chevron wavy Azure between three swords erect the blades inflamed proper.
Crest: upon a Helm with a wreath Argent and Azure On a mount Vert a hand erect holding a Sword within two branches of Holly (Ilex aquifolium) fructed proper Mantled Azure doubled Argent.
Motto: Progressus per Peritiam


The arms were officially granted on May 1, 1987.

The wavy chevron alludes to the river bend at Kempston, Bedfordshire, at which Kempston Manor the Institute's headquarters is situated.

The Swords of Justice are shown flaming to allude to the torch of knowledge as well as to justice, since the furtherance of both justice and education are principal foundations of the Institute. The sword of justice is also shown in the crest, which also has two branches of holly (Ilex aquifolium) in allusion to the abbreviation of the Institute's full titlee (ILEX).

The motto translated means "Awareness through knowledge".


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