Press Articles



12 February 2019

Sticking to a budget: could do better?

Francis Kendall shares some shocking statistics from the 2018 ACL conference survey A poll of 146 Costs Lawyers at the ACL’s annual conference last November showed that only 10% said solicitors have got better at sticking to their bud... view

31 January 2019

Litigation Funding

The Solicitors Act 1974 may well be into its middle age by now, but time has not fully matured our understanding of statute bills.  The latest case on them, Slade (t/a Richard Slade And Company) v Boodia & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 2667... view

24 January 2019

ACL statement on LSB regulatory performance

Responding to the regulatory performance review published by the Legal Services Board (LSB) last week and this week’s comments of the Legal Services Consumer Panel chair, the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) chairman Iain Stark said: &ld... view

17 December 2018

When to address proportionality

Blog for Thomson Reuters Dispute Resolution blog by Francis Kendall, vice-chair of the Association of Costs Lawyers and a practising Costs Lawyer at Kain Knight  Proportionality may not be the only issue to debate in the costs world ri... view

05 November 2018

Proportionality: the new political correctness

Article for Thomson Reuters Dispute Resolution Blog by David Bailey-Vella, council member of the Association of Costs Lawyers Proportionality is something that is considered from the pre-action stage, right through to costs of assessment. I... view