Costs News

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

20 June 2019

CLSB withdraws application for new Costs Lawyer training scheme

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) last week withdrew its application for approval of the Costs Lawyer Competence Assessment (CLCA) as the new method of entering the profession. In April, the Legal Services Board (LSB) issued a warning... view

20 June 2019

News in brief - 20.06.2019

Have your say The ACL is carrying out its regular survey of members’ views on the state of the market and other key issues. If you did not fill it out at the London conference earlier this month, we would be grateful if you could spen... view

20 June 2019

Winning beneficial ownership case not a ‘monetary award’ for purposes of part 36

Claimants named as the beneficial owners of the proceeds of sale of a property did not achieve a ‘monetary award’ in the litigation and so the consequences of a part 36 offer would not apply to that sum, the High Court has decided. ... view

13 June 2019

Fixed costs extension must come with procedural and technological reform, says ACL

The ACL is “generally supportive” of fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in appropriate cases, but this must be supported by significant procedural and technological reforms, it has told the government. But it expressed a “profo... view

13 June 2019

Master’s failure to make proportionality deduction “a clear error of law”

The first High Court judge to give guidance on applying the proportionality test has overturned a costs master’s ruling and slashed the costs he allowed by more than two-thirds – although this was in part because the master allowed m... view