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
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.
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.
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
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
CLSB today issued a consultation paper to all Costs Lawyers under which it proposes the fee for a 2019 Costs Lawyer practising certificate remains at £250.00 for the eighth consecutive year. The closing date for responses is midnight on Monday 10 September 2018.
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
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