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23 February 2022

News in brief - 24.02.2022

New issue of Costs Lawyer ready to read The latest issue of Costs Lawyer magazine is now available for members to read here. It features the never-ending saga that is part 36, the pitfalls of detailed and summary assessments, and vario... view

17 February 2022

News in brief - 17.02.2022

New ACL chair steps forward Jack Ridgway, a senior Costs Lawyer at London law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, which specialises in serious injury claims, is to take over as chair of the ACL in May, replacing Claire Green. Mr Ridgway said: &ldqu... view

17 February 2022

CLSB settles wording of Costs Lawyer competency statement

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) is to begin developing new education standards and learning outcomes for the Costs Lawyer qualification after settling the wording of the new Costs Lawyer competence statement. Last September, the reg... view

17 February 2022

Rule committee: Part 36 offers cannot be made on costs of detailed assessments

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has decided against allowing part 36 offers to be made in relation to the costs of detailed assessment. Last year, the CPRC’s lacuna sub-committee referred Master Leonard’s ruling in Bes... view

10 February 2022

Judge tells divorcing parties to ensure they apply for expert costs cap

Parties in divorce disputes must ensure the court is asked to cap a single joint expert’s costs before they are instructed, the High Court has said. Mr Justice Mostyn described this as “the moral of this unhappy tale”, at... view