Amended Costs Lawyer Code of Conduct

Following an application by the CLSB, the Legal Services Board today approved an amendment to the Costs Lawyer Code of Conduct to include a new principle at 1.5 as follows:
You must not:
(i) make an unsolicited approach by any means to a private individual (lay person) or to domestic premises (unless a business is being conducted from there) in order to publicise your service as a Costs Lawyer or your business; or
(ii) accept referrals from a third party who made an unsolicited approach to the private individual (lay person) being referred.