Following a review of current Disciplinary Rules & Procedures for Costs Lawyers, the CLSB has today issued a consultation paper on proposed revisions. The consultation paper provides a summary of the intended changes and poses seven key questions. The closing date and time for con
Two current Non-Executive Directors (NED) are shortly due to complete their terms in office, as a result the CLSB is looking to recruit one lay NED to join the CLSB board in January 2020 and one non-lay NED to join the CLSB board in April 2020. The advertisement for both vacancies is
The CLSB today issued a consultation paper to all Costs Lawyers under which it proposes the fee for a 2020 Costs Lawyer practising certificate be increased by £25.00 to £275.00. The consultation closes at midnight on Monday 9 September 2019.
In November 2018, Lynn Plumbley indicated she no longer wished to continue as full-time CEO, a role she has been undertaking for nearly nine years. The CLSB board agreed to split the role into being two part-time roles, a CEO and Head of Operations (HoO). By doing so, this provides an
On 28 March 2019, the MoJ launched a consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in civil cases worth up to £100,000. The proposed extension follows Sir Rupert Jackson’s 2017 report, in which he argued that controlling litigation costs is “a vital part of promoting access
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
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:
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