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Users of the CLSB continue to be satisfied with CLSB performance

The CLSB today reported that the profession continues to be satisfied with the performance of the CLSB. Responses to the question “do you agree the CLSB to be an effective regulator of the Costs Lawyer profession” identified: Performance year 2017: 96.73% replied yes, the CLSB was an
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CLSB file application for approval of proposed new Costs Lawyer Competence Assessment

The CLSB has today filed an application for the LSB to consider and approve a new means of entry into the profession by way of a Costs Lawyer Competence Assessment (CLCA), divided into five parts. The application can be accessed below:
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Appointment of new non-lay Non-Executive Director

The CLSB is pleased to announce that today, Costs Lawyer Paul McCarthy joined the CLSB board in the capacity of non-lay Non-Executive Director following the end of Richard Allen’s term in office.
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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
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Appointment of new lay Non-Executive Director

The CLSB is pleased to announce that today, Stephanie McIntosh joined the CLSB board in the capacity of lay Non-Executive Director following the retirement of David Gamble.   Stephanie has many years of senior leadership experience in local government and non-governmental public
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Proposed new Costs Lawyer Competence Assessment (CLCA)

Today, the CLSB sent the draft CLCA to all Costs Lawyers and the ACL for their final comments before an application is filed with the LSB for their consideration on this means of entry into the profession. The closing date for comments is 21 November 2018.  
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Two roles available on the CLSB board

Two roles are due to become available on the CLSB board, one lay non-executive director and one non-lay non-executive director. The closing date for applications is as follows: Non-Lay NED: 5pm on Wednesday 17 October 2018 Lay NED: 5pm on Thursday 25 October 2018 Remuneration is £338.
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Costs Lawyer practising certificate fee 2019

The LSB has today approved the fee for a 2019 Costs Lawyer practising certificate in the sum of £250.00. Through continued sound financial management the CLSB has been able to keep the fee the same for the eighth consecutive year. The ACL, the professions representative body will invo
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Consultation on revised Code of Conduct

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 p
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