The CLSB has today issued a consultation paper under which it proposes to introduce a specific code in relation to unsolicited approaches by Costs Lawyers to private (lay) consumers. The proposed new code reads: You must not make an unsolicited approach (cold call) 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. It has been drafted so as not to restrain trade between Costs Lawyers and businesses e.g. firms of Solicitors and other legal professionals.
The closing date for responses is midnight on Friday 31 August 2018. The consultation paper can be accessed here