Press Releases

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

30 September 2020

Rule change puts onus on solicitors to revise budgets now, warns ACL

The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has warned solicitors that from tomorrow failing to update budgets will put their recovery of costs at new peril as a result of a significant change to the CPR. A new rule 3.15A introduces a formal pro... view

13 July 2020

ACL backs Senior Costs Judge’s ruling on VAT in budgeting work

The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has welcomed the ruling of the Senior Costs Judge that the costs of budgeting and costs management do not include VAT. The decision is important in ensuring that Costs Lawyers are properly remunerated... view