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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

26 April 2022

Fixed costs will not work in clinical negligence cases, warns ACL

Fixed recoverable costs (FRC) are not fit for purpose when it comes to low-value clinical negligence claims but introducing a streamlined pre-action ‘track’ to deal with them will reduce costs anyway, the Association of Costs Lawyers... view

01 April 2022

Ridgway takes over as chair of Association of Costs Lawyers

Jack Ridgway formally takes over as Chair of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) today, with David Bailey-Vella and Stephen Averill as co-Vice-Chairs. Stephanie Donald has been appointed treasurer. An Associate Costs Lawyer at London fir... 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