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About us

Central Applications Board Ltd

The LawCAB website and applications system are services provided by the Central Applications Board Ltd (CAB Ltd). CAB Ltd is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee whose purpose is to support those seeking legal qualification in England and Wales by:

  • Promoting greater understanding of the steps required to join the legal profession
  • Signposting the variety of options available to applicants seeking to qualify
  • Providing a single gateway to apply for courses that lead to, or prepare for, qualification

Our Reports

Our recent statistical reports on the professional legal education market for solicitors are available here:






CAB Members

In order to list a course on the LawCAB website, a course provider must become a member of CAB Ltd. Membership is open to providers of courses leading to or preparing applicants for entry into the legal profession in England and Wales. There is no cost to membership but members must direct all applications for courses listed on LawCAB through our website – this ensures that we can build up a fully representative picture of applications.

For more information about joining CAB please contact the Company Secretary at

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The Board

The CAB Ltd board oversees the work of the company, determines its strategy and approves new members to join the company. The current board members are:

Robert Heslett CBE

Company Secretary
Alison Hook, Hook Tangaza

Board Members
David Amos, City University
Jo Ballard, University of Law
Penny Carey, University of Hertfordshire
Helen Chalk, Manchester Metropolitan University
Pete Edge, University of Law
Caroline Gibby, University of Sunderland
Russell Hewitson, Northumbria University
Jonny Hurst, BPP
Mumtaz Hussain, Wolverhampton University
Byron Jones, Cardiff University
John Koo, London South Bank University