CLSB

Consultation: insurance

CLSB today issued a consultation paper on its proposed revision to Practising Rule 10.1 on insurance, following CPR changes and subsequent case law. The consultation paper can be located under the “documents” section of the CLSB website. The consultation period is open until midnight
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LSB refused CLSB application on trainees

The CLSB was today disappointed and frustrated that the LSB had refused to allow their application to set and maintain standards of Trainee Costs Lawyers who “earn and learn.” The application was based on a sound understanding of the profession we regulate and had consumer protection
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New costs lawyer qualification

The CLSB was pleased today to be advised the LSB had approved the revised Costs Lawyer qualification. The CLSB, despite its small size, was well and truly ahead of the game in that it both identified and actioned changes needed in advance of the LETR report even being issued. This CLS
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Consultation: authorised rights

CLSB today issued a consultation paper on a proposed revised Code of Conduct for Costs Lawyers to include Authorised Rights, which currently appear under the Statement of Rights. The consultation paper can be located under the “documents” section of the CLSB website. The consultation
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Insurance guidance note issued

CLSB became aware that following Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) changes on 1 April 2013, financial risk had increased for those Costs Lawyers undertaking costs budgeting and costs management work. On 16 October 2013, the CLSB sought an Exemption Direction from the Legal Services Board (LS
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NED appointment

CLSB was pleased to announce the appointment today of David Gamble as a Lay Non-Executive Director (NED) to replace Phil Bellamy who stepped down after nearly three years of service. David has experience in regulation gained at Ofqual and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Da
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Costs lawyer practising certificate fee 2014

The LSB has approved the fee for a 2014 Costs Lawyer Practising Certificate in the sum of £250.00. Through continued sound financial management CLSB has been able to keep the fee the same for the third consecutive year. For 2014, the ACL will be invoicing separately for its fee for re
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Consultation: revised costs lawyer qualification

CLSB today issued a consultation paper on the proposed new aims & outcomes for the Costs Lawyer qualification which includes proposed revision of the Costs Lawyer curriculum. The consultation period is open until midnight on 1 October 2013.
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CLSB disappointed in LSB

CLSB received the LSB report titled Developing Regulatory Standards. Legal Futures requested a quote in response, CLSB stated as follows  “The CLSB agrees with some of the comments the report makes, in particular the need to understand better who we regulate. To this end the CLSB will
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