Application for first Costs Lawyer Practising Certificate

How it works

After reading these instructions, begin your application by clicking 'start' below, and 'next' at the end of each section. You can also use the section headings on the left to move around the application pages at any time.

Information you will need

  • Your personal details, including your organisation’s address and phone number
  • Electronic evidence of your professional indemnity insurance and complaints handling procedure (unless you work exclusively for a firm regulated by the SRA or in-house)
  • Either your expected date of completion of Qualifying Experience, or your completed Qualifying Experience Record and Qualified Person Statement(s) if you have already completed the required period (not required if you have already passed an ACLT viva on your Supervised Practice)
  • Any purchase order number or finance reference that you need to appear on the invoice for your practising certificate fee

Protecting your data

All the data in your form will be stored on our server, and accessed by your PC, while you are completing it. To protect your personal data it will be deleted on submission of your form, or after 4 hours of inactivity. If you are using a PC that can be accessed by other people you should not leave it unattended while the application form is in progress. If you have to leave the PC while your application is in progress you should use the "Clear application form" button. This will erase all the pre-populated data and additional information you have entered. You can begin the application again by clicking the link in the email when you are ready.

Completing your application

An invoice for your practising fee and a copy of the information that you enter in your application will be emailed to you after submission of this form. Your application is not complete until the invoice has been paid.