Costs News

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13 May 2021

ACL opposes Legal Aid Agency taking over bill assessments

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) lacks the independence and capacity to take over the assessment of civil legal aid bills, the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has argued. The ACL also questioned how genuine the current Ministry of Justice (MoJ... view

12 May 2021

‘Significant development’ requiring budget revision need not be a specific event

A ‘significant development’ in litigation requiring a budget to be revised need not be a specific event but can be a “collection of factors” which mean that the nature of the claim has changed, Master McCloud (pictured) h... view

12 May 2021

News in brief - 13.05.2021

Still time to have your say We’ve had an excellent response to our regular survey to gauge members’ views about a range of issues. There is still time to have your say here – it only takes five minutes. The results wi... view

05 May 2021

News in brief - 06.05.2021

Have your say The ACL is carrying out its regular survey to gauge members’ views about a range of issues. If you did not fill it out after last week’s ACL conference or did not attend, please take five minutes to do it here.&nbs... view

05 May 2021

Costs profession faring “very well” after year of pandemic, CLSB says

The Costs Lawyer profession is generally faring “very well” more than a year into the pandemic, with the impact not as bad as feared in the early days, research by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has shown. The follow-up... view