ACL Bill

The ACL's first e-Bill was launched in late 2016. Since then it has been tested in the SCCO under the e-Bill pilot scheme which ended in September 2017. During this time, many amendments were made to the Bill in order to make it more user-friendly and streamlined, for both the creation of the Bill and the insertion of points of dispute. 

In order to make improvements to the e-Bill, feedback from claimants and defendants has been considered as well as Masters’ comments provided on bills that reached assessment. 

Version 16 meets all the criteria as set down within the Practice Direction and we hope you find it user-friendly, regardless of your experience with Excel. It is compatible back to MS Excel 2007. Please click here for version 16 and guidance here

Further updates are planned in the future to include a second Precedent H, automation of the Bill certificates and a more interactive communication summary. 

Please note that whilst the ACL Bill may be used for preparation of bills of costs, resale of the template itself is not permitted. Technical assistance is available to members of the ACL via the electronic billing technical team.

The ACL has made every effort to ensure this template is compliant and calculates correctly, however it accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of this template or guidance. The user is fully responsible for ensuring that the Bill of Costs submitted for assessment is compliant in all respects.

UPDATED Version 04.12.2018

As above the ACL Bill continues to evolve. The new version 20, which can be found here  now incorporates a second Precedent H, a Pre/Post or Non budgeted column (which is calculated off the date of the costs management order) and a fix to the Precedent Q to bring it into line with the Practice Direction.

There have been a few other column changes simply to make the bill easier to read/use.

If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, please contact enquiries@costslawyer.co.uk