Press Releases

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05 March 2020

Electronic bill of costs set to be extended, ACL roundtable hears

The electronic bill of costs is here to stay and the Senior Costs Judge is keen to extend its use, starting with Court of Protection bills, a high-level roundtable organised by the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has heard. The bill has... view

16 December 2019

Costs Lawyers call for review of guideline hourly rates

Costs Lawyers say there is an urgent need to review the guideline hourly rates – the baseline figures used by judges to assess the fees charged by solicitors, a survey has found. The poll also showed continuing signs of improvement in... view

18 November 2019

Training route to becoming a Costs Lawyer reopens

The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) is on the hunt for the next generation of costs professionals after reopening its training scheme for the first time in three years. It has also made it more straightforward to existing legal professio... view

02 September 2019

Costs Lawyers “see opportunities” in helping clients challenge solicitors’ bills

A majority of Costs Lawyers think there is a business opportunity in helping unhappy clients challenge their solicitors’ bills, a survey has found. The poll also showed continuing signs of improvement in solicitors sticking to their b... view

17 January 2019

Solicitors “showing signs of progress” in approach to costs budgets

Solicitors continue to rack up costs in excess of court-approved budgets, but there are signs of improvement, according to a survey of Costs Lawyers. It also showed that judges have generally been keen to get on with using the electronic bi... view