Costs News

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

23 January 2020

News in brief - 23.01.2020

New costs silks Two well-know costs barristers were among the 114 new QCs announced last week: Jamie Carpenter from Hailsham Chambers and Roger Mallalieu from 4 New Square.   Call for urgent exceptional case funding rethink ... view

23 January 2020

Solicitor struck off for “recreating” letters about costs budget

A law firm partner has been struck off for “recreating” correspondence – while pretending they were copies – to support an application for relief from sanctions over missing a deadline to file a costs budget. Angelin... view

23 January 2020

QOCS protection continues to apply on appeal, CA rules

Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) covers appeals where it applies to the first instance proceedings, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Lord Justice Baker interpreted the word "proceedings" in rule 44.13 as including both. “If... view

16 January 2020

News in brief - 16.01.2020

Capped costs pilot plea If any member has experience of the capped costs pilot and is willing to speak about it, please could they contact the office on Thank you.   Bid to get round cost-shifting... view

16 January 2020

CLSB lays out plan to reform CPD – but 12 points requirement will remain

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has proposed liberalising the continuing professional development (CPD) rules to an extent – but not removing the requirement to undertake at least 12 hours of learning a year. Following a revie... view