CLSB

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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Consultation on revised Training & CPD Rules

The CLSB has today issued a consultation paper on proposed changes to current Training & CPD Rules. The consultation was set out under three parts and poses six questions. Part 1: Revised Training & CPD Rules in relation to Trainee Costs Lawyers Part 2: Changes to continuing p
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Client survey 31 October 2016

The CLSB has today issued a client survey to all Costs Lawyers with a request they issue the same to their clients going forward. The survey asks clients to complete the satisfaction survey once their instruction has been completed. The survey forms part of the CLSBs on-going supervis
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