CLSB

Consultation on proposed new Costs Lawyer Competence Test

The CLSB has today issued a consultation paper on a proposed new means of qualifying as a Costs Lawyer. The proposal seeks to remove eight identified barriers to entry into the profession and regulation by way of a Costs Lawyer Competence Test (CLCT). The CLCT would provide greater ac
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The professions vote of confidence in the CLSB

On 2018 practising certificate application forms the CLSB asked the question of each Costs Lawyer “do you agree the CLSB to be an effective regulator of the Costs Lawyer profession.” We can advise that 96.73% of respondents stated yes, they were of the view the CLSB was effective. Bas
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CLSB recognised by the Law Society of Scotland for the purposes of authorised and regulated Costs Lawyer registration as a foreign lawyer in Scotland

The CLSB is pleased to advise that following an application to the Law Society of Scotland (LSS) for registered foreign lawyer status by a Costs Lawyer, the LSS considered whether it was satisfied that the profession of the Costs Lawyer is “so regulated as to make it appropriate to re
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Costs Lawyer qualification

The CLSB has taken the difficult decision to suspend any further intake onto the current three year Costs Lawyer qualification. This decision was based on ACL Training having reported a significant fall in the number of trainees over the last two academic years, making future provisio
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Costs Lawyer practising certificate fee 2018

The LSB has today approved the fee for a 2018 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 seventh consecutive year. The ACL, the professions representative body will inv
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Consultation on Costs Lawyer practising certificate fee 2018

CLSB today issued a consultation paper to all Costs Lawyers under which it proposes the fee for a 2018 Costs Lawyer practising certificate remains at £250.00 for the seventh consecutive year. The closing date for responses is midnight on Friday 15 September 2017.  
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LSB recognises considerable progress by CLSB

At its meeting on 25 July 2017, the CLSB board was pleased to note the LSB had acknowledged the CLSB had “made considerable progress against its action plan. In particular, it has developed and implemented a wide range of new policies and procedures to support a more evidence and risk
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LSB approves new Training & CPD Rules

The CLSB was today please to receive LSB approval of its revised Trainee Costs Lawyer Training Rules and Costs Lawyer CPD Rules. The new rules, effective 29 June 2017, can be located under the Costs Lawyer Handbook section of the CLSB website.
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Response to CMA report

On 15 December 2016, the Competitions & Markets Authority published a 518 page market study report on legal services under which it set out transparency expectations on the supply of legal services to individuals and small businesses. Attached is the CLSB response issued today.
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