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Master calls on rules committee to solve riddle of the costs of budgeting

A High Court Master has called on the Civil Procedure Rules Committee to resolve the “tension” between the need to “spell out in the eventual bill” the costs of costs budgeting and to include them in Precedent H. Master Victoria McCloud said the committee should consider amending the guidance to Precedent H.

August 16th, 2017 | No Comments »

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 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

New costs lawyer chief targets solicitors

The new chairman of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has pledged to launch a campaign that will highlight to solicitors the risks to their own income of not using a fully qualified and regulated costs professional.

May 21st, 2013 | Comments Off on New costs lawyer chief targets solicitors

Student costs lawyer numbers stay strong

New entrants to the costs world are recognising the importance of regulation and the need for specialist skills ahead of the introduction of the Jackson reforms, the Association of Costs Lawyers has claimed after the number of people choosing to train as a costs lawyer stayed strong this year.

October 4th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

"Unprecedented rise" in number of students training to become costs lawyers

The number of people choosing to train as a costs lawyer has almost doubled during 2011 as the impact of several major forces – including the Jackson reforms and the Legal Services Act – are felt in the costs sector, the Association of Costs Lawyers has reported.

June 7th, 2012 | Comments Off on "Unprecedented rise" in number of students training to become costs lawyers