Press Releases

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06 April 2018

E-Day arrives: Prepare for problems, Costs Lawyers warn

The electronic bill of costs becomes compulsory in the county court and Senior Courts Costs Office from today, and the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) is urging solicitors not to ignore or be scared by the change, even though significant teet... view

11 December 2017

Fast-track and no further: Costs Lawyers issue verdict on Jackson fixed costs reforms

The government should curb Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendation to expand the use of fixed recoverable costs, limiting them only to the fast-track, according to a survey of Costs Lawyers. Some 155 members responded to the poll, carri... view

28 June 2017

Solicitors in peril following Court of Appeal ruling on costs budgets, ACL survey finds

Solicitors’ inability to stick to their costs budgets – as shown by the latest survey from the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) – puts them at risk of significant financial losses following last week’s major Court of Ap... view

25 May 2017

Four months to prepare: ACL warns solicitors about electronic bill of costs

Four months to prepare: ACL warns solicitors about electronic bill of costs Rule committee sets date for compulsory use in SCCO Solicitors need to get to grips with the electronic bill of costs and quickly, after the Civil Procedure Ru... view

03 March 2017

ACL Training appoints BPP University founder as first chair

Leading legal educationalist Professor Carl Lygo has been appointed as the first non-executive chair of ACL Training (ACLT), the Association of Costs Lawyers’ independent training arm. Professor Lygo is founder of BPP University, wher... view