CLSB today published the outcome of its diversity survey of those Costs Lawyers holding a current practising certificate. The survey can be accessed on this website under “documents” then “diversity evaluation.”
CLSB has noted the significant number of Costs Lawyers who continue to refer to themselves verbally and on written communications as Law Costs Draftsman or Costs Draftsman. CLSB has initiated a campaign of awareness across the legal profession on the benefits of using qualified and re
The LSB today approved the fee for a 2012 Costs Lawyer Practicing Certificate in the sum of £450.00 made up by way of £200.00 (CLSB fee for regulation), £200.00 (ACL fee for representation) and £50.00 for the LSB and Legal Ombudsman levy.
The CLSB and ACL have today issued a consultation paper on four proposed new governance documents. The paper and draft documents can be accessed through this website under the “Documents” tab. The consultation period will close on Friday 8 July 2011.
The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) service became operative on 6 October 2010. LeO has formal powers to deal with complaints against Cost Lawyers and undertakes to deal with those complaints in a fair and independent way.