The CLSB has opened a consultation on changes to its regulatory rules for the Costs Lawyers Qualification (CLQ), which is the professional qualification that an individual must obtain before they can practise as an authorised Costs Lawyer. The proposed changes are intended to align the CLQ with the new Costs Lawyer Competency Statement that was published by the CLSB earlier this year.

The full consultation paper explains the proposed changes, which include the introduction of a new Scheme Handbook for training providers that are seeking accreditation from the CLSB to deliver the CLQ to students. The consultation also covers changes to the CLSB’s Training Rules, including reforms to the work experience requirements for qualifying as a Costs Lawyer.

Consultation responses should be sent to [email protected] by 5pm on 17 October.