Press Releases

05 December 2016

ACL bids to counter scepticism over electronic bill of costs with “more workable” version

There is very little enthusiasm among costs professionals for the new electronic format of the bill of costs, a survey by the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has found. However, the ACL has launched its own, more workable version to intr... view

24 November 2016

Solicitors “don’t stick to their costs budgets”, ACL survey finds

A poll of Costs Lawyers has found that just 2% worked with solicitors who always stuck to their budgets, according to the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL). At a time when the success of costs management, or lack of it, is under scrutiny w... view

08 June 2016

ACL calls on courts to protect advocacy regime

The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has come out in support of a Bar Council call for a clamp-down on allowing those without rights of audience to appear at hearings. Following the Bar’s intervention, the Civil Procedure Rule Commi... view

11 March 2016

Costs lawyers numbers set to rise as over 100 sign-up for training course

The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has welcomed 108 students to its three-year training course this year. This latest intake is the second cohort to the Association’s revamped training regime, which has been approved by the Legal... view

10 March 2016

ACL urges Briggs to increase courts’ costs know-how

The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has called for greater use of specialist costs judges in county courts and a role for Costs Lawyers as part of the new breed of case officers who will be supporting judges, in its response to the interim re... view