Costs News

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

03 May 2022

Nomination received for the position of ACL council member

Julian Caddick of Thompsons Solicitors LLP has been nominated for the position of ordinary member of the Association of Costs Lawyers.  The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 10 May (at 12 noon) view

31 March 2022

ACL joins cross-profession plea to government to increase legal aid funding

The Association of Costs Lawyers has put its name to a cross-profession letter to Lord Chancellor Dominic Raab highlighting new evidence of “the urgent need for government action to ensure that legal aid provers are sustainable and can res... view

31 March 2022

Modernisation, engagement and representation: new ACL chair sets out his stall

Jack Ridgway (pictured) will formally take over as Chair of the Association of Costs Lawyers on Friday 1 April, with David Bailey-Vella and Stephen Averill as co-Vice-Chairs. Stephanie Donald has been appointed treasurer. Mr Ridgway said th... view

31 March 2022

Proportion of Costs Lawyers with highest level of insurance cover reaches new high

Nearly 40% of Costs Lawyers working in costs firms or as sole practitioners now have professional indemnity insurance (PII) at the highest level of cover of £2m or more, new figures from the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) have shown. ... view

24 March 2022

Gordon-Saker’s surprise that firm failed to spell out budget overspend to client

The Senior Costs Judge (SCJ) has expressed his surprise that a law firm – in this case Irwin Mitchell (IM) – would exceed budgeted costs without properly consulting their client. Andrew Gordon-Saker was clear that telling a clie... view