Costs News



16 September 2021

CLSB secures government cash for innovation projects

The  Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has won a grant from the government’s Regulators Pioneer Fund to run projects encouraging innovation. Responding to the award of £58,000 to the Costs Lawyer Standards Board... view

15 September 2021

“Quite exceptional” increase in hourly rates calls for an explanation, says costs judge

A “quite exceptional” increase in a family law firm’s hourly rates during the course of a multi-year retainer amounted to special circumstances to order a Solicitors Act assessment of its bill despite the application being made... view

15 September 2021

CLSB and other regulators under pressure to help would-be clients shop around

The Legal Services Board (LSB) is to ramp up the pressure on regulators, including the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB), to ensure that they and those they regulate provide people and small businesses who need legal advice with the informatio... view

15 September 2021

Solicitors’ decision to terminate CFA had no just cause, judge rules

The decision of a claimant’s solicitors to terminate their retainer had no just cause, a district judge has ruled. As a result, the claimant's costs were assessed at nil and the claimant was ordered to pay the defendant's costs of the... view

09 September 2021

CLSB issues consultation on draft competency statement that sets minimum standards

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has issued a consultation on a draft competency statement that aims to “articulate the knowledge and skills that a competent Costs Lawyer is expected to possess and apply when they enter the professi... view