ACL Annual Costs Conference - London

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October 2017
at the Park Plaza London Riverbank Hotel

Friday 20 October - 9am - 5.30pm - 6 hours CPD

 Saturday 21 October 9am - 1pm - 4 hours CPD

On Saturday 21 October there will be an open forum for ACL members at 1pm

To view our full Conference programme please click here

These are momentous times for costs professionals. With budgeting, fixed costs and the new bill of costs under the spotlight, this year's ACL London Annual Costs Conference promises to be the biggest and most important yet.

A line-up of expert speakers will ensure that delegates go away understanding all the big issues facing them in practice.  This is a 'must go to' conference for qualified Costs Lawyers and trainees alike - or indeed anyone who wants to keep up to date with the changing world of legal costs. 

Take a look at one of our previous London conferences...

Book your place now 

Places are limited and early booking is advised
Bookings received after 6 October 2017 will not be accepted

Ticket types


Bookings received
by 12 noon
25 September

Bookings received
after 12 noon
25 September

Thursday hotel accommodation
(breakfast included)
£135 £135
Special package
All seminars on Friday and 
Saturday, gala dinner on Friday 
and hotel accommodation on Friday (breakfast included)

Member rate £480
Non-members £640

Member rate £640
Non-members £640

Friday seminars

Member rate £280
Non-members £400

Member rate £400
Non-members £400

Gala evening black tie dinner

Member rate £65
Non-members £80

Member rate £80
Non-members £80

Friday hotel accommodation
(breakfast included)

£135 £135
Saturday seminars

Member rate £120
Non-members £160

Member rate £160
Non-members £160

 All prices are excluding VAT

Speakers and panellists


  • Keynote address
    the Right Honourable
    Lord Justice Rupert Jackson
  • Nicholas Bacon QC
    4 New Square Chambers
  • Simon Browne QC
    Temple Gardens
  • Dr Mark Friston
    Kings Chambers
  • Senior Costs Judge
    Andrew Gordon-Saker
  • Master Jennifer James
  • P J Kirby QC
    Hardwick Chambers
  • District Judge Richard Lumb
  • Andrew Post QC
    Hailsham Chambers
  • Professor Dominic Regan
  • Vikram Sachdeva QC 
    39 Essex Chambers


  • District Judge Ian Besford
  • Senior Costs Judge
    Andrew Gordon-Saker
  • Master Jennifer James
  • District Judge Christopher Lethem
  • David Mack
    Irish Costs Claims Agency
  • Master Victoria McCloud

Map and Directions

Located on the south of the River Thames, Park Plaza London Riverbank is the perfect launch pad to the very best London has to offer. Big Ben, The London Eye and South Bank’s plethora of dining, drinking, cultural and leisure options are all on its doorstep.

Magnificent forum; a very interesting conference

…anyone with a real interest in costs law needs to come…

Absolutely brilliant conference, once again. I intend to recommend attending your future events to anyone serious about surviving and maintaining a professional costs practice.