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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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Mark of regulation

CLSB was pleased to announce today the introduction of, with effect from 1 January 2013, its new Costs Lawyer Mark of Regulation (the “Mark”) by Costs Lawyers with a current practising certificate. This will go some way to identifying that person as being a qualified and regulated leg
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Costs lawyer practising certificate fee 2013

The LSB today approved the fee for a 2013 Costs Lawyer Practising Certificate in the sum of £250.00. CLSB was pleased to advise Costs Lawyers that through sound financial management it was able to keep the fee the same for 2013 as it had been for 2012. The fee was made up by way of £2
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Consultation: trainee costs lawyers

CLSB today issued a consultation paper on its proposal to regulate the conduct of Trainee Costs Lawyers with effect from 1 January 2013. The consultation period is open until close of business on 23 October 2012.
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Consultation: 2013 practising certificate fee

CLSB today issued a consultation paper on the proposed 2013 Costs Lawyer Practising Certificate fee in the sum of £250.00, CLSB was pleased to announce that through sound financial management no increase was proposed on that charged by CLSB for 2012. Under the same consultation paper
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