Costs News

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

03 February 2022

News in brief - 03.02.2022

New Council members Stephen Averill, managing director of Phoenix Legal Services in Cardiff, and Stephanie Donald, a senior associate at Hill Dickinson in Liverpool, have been confirmed as the new members of the ACL Council. A reminder... view

03 February 2022

Partner rebuked for maintaining CFA was in place when it was not in writing

A partner who maintained that a conditional fee agreement (CFA) was in place for years during the conduct of a claim, when in fact nothing had been reduced to writing, has been issued with a rebuke by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). ... view

03 February 2022

Survey: Solicitor-own client disputes continue to keep Costs Lawyers busy

A large number of Costs Lawyers continue to see their practices boom amid more people challenging the fees they paid to their former solicitors, the ACL’s regular member survey has shown. They also support the Senior Costs Judge&rsquo... view

27 January 2022

News in brief - 27.01.2022

Call for next ACL chair to step forward Members should have received an email earlier this week from ACL chair Claire Green, whose term of office ends on 3 May, calling for a member “to pick up the reins” from her. The emai... view

27 January 2022

Notice to begin detailed assessment after liability ruling “premature”

A costs judge has set aside a claimant’s notice of commencement of detailed assessment because it was issued prematurely, after judgment was given on liability as a preliminary issue. Master Leonard said this occurred quite often but... view