Costs News

A place for members and the public alike to discover what's going on in the industry.

17 May 2018

CLSB moots outcomes-focused reform of Costs Lawyer qualification regime

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has proposed a radical shake-up of training, moving to an outcomes-based model where candidates would qualify by passing three tests, irrespective of how they have gained their knowledge. The CLS... view

17 May 2018

Existence of legal aid is “relevant factor” in deciding whether to make costs order in JRs

The fact that a party is publicly funded is a “relevant factor” in determining whether to make a costs order in judicial review proceedings, and what order to make, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Lord Justice Singh was giving ju... view

17 May 2018

News in brief - 17.05.2018

Can we have five minutes of your time? The ACL is running its six-monthly survey of members’ opinions on key costs issues, to coincide with tomorrow’s Manchester conference. It will only take you five minutes to complete, so ple... view

10 May 2018

Courts service faces “daunting challenge” to deliver £1bn transformation project

HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) faces “a daunting challenge” to deliver the scale of technological and cultural change necessary to modernise the justice system and achieve the required savings – and is behind where it... view

10 May 2018

Defendant’s error means claimant who discontinued during trial will not pay all the costs

A High Court judge has refused to order that the successful defendant in a case discontinued during trial should receive all of its costs because it was the defendant’s fault that the evidence which torpedoed the claim did not come out ear... view