July 2020

New Practising Rules come into force

2020-07-30T08:03:07+01:00July 30th, 2020|

New Practising Rules for Costs Lawyers will come into force on 1 August 2020, following approval from the Legal Services Board in July. The Practising Rules establish the criteria for obtaining a Costs Lawyer practising certificate and govern a practitioner’s right to carry out reserved legal activities, such as [...]

Consultation on Costs Lawyer Practising Fee for 2021

2020-07-23T09:19:37+01:00July 22nd, 2020|

The CLSB has opened a consultation on the 2021 practising certificate fee for Costs Lawyers. In light of the general market uncertainty caused by coronavirus, the CLSB proposes to maintain the fee at £275 – the same level as in 2020. The consultation paper provides further information about how [...]

May 2020

Results of coronavirus impact survey

2020-06-05T12:12:19+01:00May 28th, 2020|

CLSB has today published a report setting out the findings of our recent coronavirus impact survey. The survey asked Costs Lawyers about the effect of coronavirus on their practice and their ways of working.

New Disciplinary Rules and Procedures come into force

2020-05-01T15:28:53+01:00May 1st, 2020|

The CLSB has today implemented new Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (DR&P). The DR&P establish processes for determining whether a Costs Lawyer has breached our regulatory rules and, if so, the sanctions that apply. The new DR&P are designed to clarify and streamline our disciplinary processes, ensuring they are fit [...]

April 2020

Outcome of Practising Rules consultation published

2020-04-07T09:43:53+01:00April 6th, 2020|

In February, the CLSB launched a consultation on proposed changes to its Practising Rules. The changes were designed to bring the rules up to date and into line with its other regulatory arrangements. Today the CLSB published a consultation outcome report, summarising the responses to the consultation and setting [...]

February 2020

Consultation launched on CLSB Practising Rules

2020-03-19T08:49:51+00:00February 24th, 2020|

Following recent reviews of our disciplinary procedures and CPD arrangements, we have now also reviewed our Practising Rules with a view to bringing them up to date and into line with our other regulatory arrangements. We have issued a consultation paper which summarises the proposed changes to the rules and seeks [...]

Appointment of new Non-Executive Directors

2020-02-21T10:47:47+00:00February 3rd, 2020|

The CLSB is pleased to announce that we have appointed two new Non-Executive Directors to our board. Andrew Harvey joins us as a Lay Director, bringing a wealth of experience in governance and regulatory matters. Andrew McAulay, who leads a team of costs professionals at an established firm, joins [...]

December 2019

Review of current Continuing Professional Development rules

2020-02-21T10:47:26+00:00December 16th, 2019|

Following a review of current Continuing Professional Development rules for Costs Lawyers, the CLSB has issued a consultation paper on proposed revisions. The consultation paper provides a summary of the intended changes and poses five key questions. The closing date and time for consultation responses is 5pm on 2nd February 2020. The [...]

October 2019

Costs Lawyer practising certificate fee 2020

2020-02-21T10:58:21+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

Costs Lawyer practising certificate fee 2020 October 23, 2019 The CLSB is pleased to advise that today, the Legal Services Board has approved the fee for a 2020 Costs Lawyer practising certificate in the sum of £275.00. The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL), the professions representative body will invoice [...]

September 2019

CLSB consults on revised Disciplinary Rules & Procedures

2020-02-21T10:59:24+00:00September 26th, 2019|

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 consultation responses is 5pm on Friday 15 [...]