In February, CILEx announced that Quinton Quayle, a former British ambassador to Thailand, had been appointed to succeed Alan Kershaw from 1 June.
However, CILEx is now advertising for a replacement following Mr Quayle’s u-turn, with the intention of appointing a new chair – who must be a non-lawyer under Legal Services Board rules – from 1 November.
A spokesman said: “I can confirm that CILEx Regulation is commencing recruitment of a new chair, after the previous appointee decided not to continue with taking up the post. Alan Kershaw concluded his term of office at the end of May, and current board member Patrick Bligh-Cheesman has taken up the post as interim chair while a new appointment process is undertaken.”
He would not comment on Mr Quayle’s reasons.
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