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Costs lawyer numbers set to swell

The number of students applying for the new training course run by the Association of Costs Lawyers has nearly doubled, with leading firms such as Irwin Mitchell, Kain Knight and Masters all supporting staff through it.

September 3rd, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Survey: “buoyant” costs lawyers expanding to meet budgeting demand

The introduction of budgeting has significantly increased the demand for costs lawyers, the annual survey of members by the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has indicated.

June 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

ACL obtains counsel’s opinion to head off “malevolent” rights challenges

Members of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) have an “absolute right” to conduct costs litigation and act as advocates in costs proceedings, counsel’s opinion has confirmed in the wake of what the ACL described as several “malevolent” court challenges.

June 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

Costs lawyers urged to review insurance cover in wake of Mitchell

The risk of costs lawyers being sued has increased since the Jackson reforms and they need to keep their level of insurance under active review, their regulator has said, with a formal change to the regulatory regime now approved by the Legal Services Board.

June 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

ACL launches revised costs lawyer qualification regime

The Association of Costs Lawyers has launched its new training regime that aims to ensure that the next generation of costs specialists “are up to the demands of the post-Jackson era”.

May 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

LSB says ‘yes’ to revamped costs lawyer qualification, but ‘no’ to trainee regulation

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved a significant revamp of the costs lawyer qualification. The proposal from the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) followed a comprehensive review of its qualification regime.

December 12th, 2013 | Comments Off on LSB says ‘yes’ to revamped costs lawyer qualification, but ‘no’ to trainee regulation

First chief executive for Association of Costs Lawyers

The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has named Maurice Cheng as its first professional chief executive officer, a role it said was created to help members thrive in the post-Jackson world. He is currently part-time chief executive of the British Osteopathic Association

November 27th, 2013 | No Comments »

Short window to influence hourly rates review, ACL warns

The committee reviewing the guideline hourly rates is set to issue a short call for evidence next month and it is vital that practitioners participate in the process, the Association of Costs Lawyers has warned.

October 17th, 2013 | Comments Off on Short window to influence hourly rates review, ACL warns

ACL backs call to make costs work a reserved legal activity

The Association of Costs Lawyers has strongly endorsed the recommendation of leading academic Professor Stephen Mayson that law costs work should only be carried out by properly authorised and regulated specialists.

September 30th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Ramsey named ACL honorary president

Sir Vivian Ramsey, the judge leading the implementation of the Jackson Reforms, is to become the new honorary president of the Association of Costs Lawyers. Mr Justice Ramsey will take up his post with immediate effect for a period of three years.

July 26th, 2013 | No Comments »