Following an extensive programme of research and engagement in early 2021, we have today published a consultation on a proposed new Competency Statement for Costs Lawyers. The Competency Statement sets out the knowledge and skills that Costs Lawyers must possess at the point of qualifying into the profession and establishes a minimum standard of work that must be achieved. We are seeking views from anyone who is interested in the training and qualification of Costs Lawyers, including employers, recent qualifiers, education providers, clients and other stakeholders. The consultation closes at 5pm on 18 October 2021.