CPD Requirements

All Costs Lawyers in legal practice or employment in England and Wales must comply with continuing professional development requirements.


The rules for the requirements can be found here.

In accordance with the Practising Rules, the CLSB may refuse to renew a Practising Certificate or may issue the Practising Certificate subject to conditions where the Costs Lawyer has failed to comply with CPD training requirements.

The Costs Lawyer CPD year runs from 1 January inclusive to 31 December inclusive (“CPD year”) and all Costs Lawyers must complete a minimum of 12 CPD points in each CPD Year. A Costs Lawyer must keep a record of CPD undertaken and must produce it to the CLSB on demand.