Press Releases

26 April 2022

Fixed costs will not work in clinical negligence cases, warns ACL

Fixed recoverable costs (FRC) are not fit for purpose when it comes to low-value clinical negligence claims but introducing a streamlined pre-action ‘track’ to deal with them will reduce costs anyway, the Association of Costs Lawyers... view

01 April 2022

Ridgway takes over as chair of Association of Costs Lawyers

Jack Ridgway formally takes over as Chair of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) today, with David Bailey-Vella and Stephen Averill as co-Vice-Chairs. Stephanie Donald has been appointed treasurer. An Associate Costs Lawyer at London fir... view

13 April 2021

Court highlights risk of not instructing Costs Lawyers

A ruling in the Senior Courts Costs Office should act as a warning to law firms of the risk of law firms not employing Costs Lawyers or having arrangements with external Costs Lawyers – or at the very least not instructing them quickly whe... view

01 April 2021

Guideline rates review risks being “wasted opportunity”, ACL warns

The failure to capture data from costs budgets filed in court risks making the review of the guideline hourly rates (GHR) a wasted opportunity, the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has warned. It also called for the right for Costs Lawyer... view

14 December 2020

Third of Costs Lawyers “busier than ever” despite Covid-19

Costs Lawyers have weathered the Covid-19 well, with more than a third of those responding to a survey reporting that they are busier than ever. The annual survey carried out by the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) also found that the pro... view