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15 December 2021

Legal education big-hitter named new chair of ACL Training

Leading legal education specialist Sarah Hutchinson (pictured) has been named the new chair of ACL Training. A one-time commercial solicitor, Ms Hutchinson worked for many years at the College (later University) of Law, latterly as director... view

15 December 2021

News in brief - 17.12.2021

New issue of Costs Lawyer now available What better way to escape family arguments over Christmas than to spend time with the new issue of Costs Lawyer magazine? The issue contains comprehensive coverage of last month’s ACL conference... view

15 December 2021

SCCO judge stops senior partner from claiming costs as executor

A costs judge has prevented the former senior partner of a law firm from claiming tens of thousands of pounds in costs as executor of an estate. Costs Judge Rowley (pictured) said that, in the absence of a charging clause in the will, it wa... view

08 December 2021

News in brief - 09.12.2021

New ACL Council member Laura Rees, a Costs Lawyer at defendant firm Hill Dickinson, has been this week joined the ACL Council. Ms Rees, who joined the firm earlier this year from NWL Costs Lawyers, also sits as a magistrate.   ... view

08 December 2021

“Reprehensible conduct” of party in child case sufficient to make costs order

A father’s “reprehensible conduct” towards a child – specifically, poisoning his wife and her parents – and not just his unreasonable conduct of the litigation is grounds for making a costs order, the High Court has... view