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New Practising Rules come into force

30th July 2020
New Practising Rules for Costs Lawyers will come into force on 1 August 2020, following approval from the Legal Services Board in July. The Practising Rules establish the criteria for obtaining a Costs Lawyer practising certificate and govern a practitioner’s right to carry out reserved legal activities, such as […]

Consultation on Costs Lawyer Practising Fee for 2021

22nd July 2020
The CLSB has opened a consultation on the 2021 practising certificate fee for Costs Lawyers. In light of the general market uncertainty caused by coronavirus, the CLSB proposes to maintain the fee at £275 – the same level as in 2020. The consultation paper provides further information about how […]

Results of coronavirus impact survey

28th May 2020
CLSB has today published a report setting out the findings of our recent coronavirus impact survey. The survey asked Costs Lawyers about the effect of coronavirus on their practice and their ways of working.

New Disciplinary Rules and Procedures come into force

1st May 2020
The CLSB has today implemented new Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (DR&P). The DR&P establish processes for determining whether a Costs Lawyer has breached our regulatory rules and, if so, the sanctions that apply. The new DR&P are designed to clarify and streamline our disciplinary processes, ensuring they are fit […]

Outcome of Practising Rules consultation published

6th April 2020
In February, the CLSB launched a consultation on proposed changes to its Practising Rules. The changes were designed to bring the rules up to date and into line with its other regulatory arrangements. Today the CLSB published a consultation outcome report, summarising the responses to the consultation and setting […]

Consultation launched on CLSB Practising Rules

24th February 2020
Following recent reviews of our disciplinary procedures and CPD arrangements, we have now also reviewed our Practising Rules with a view to bringing them up to date and into line with our other regulatory arrangements. We have issued a consultation paper which summarises the proposed changes to the rules and seeks […]

Appointment of new Non-Executive Directors

3rd February 2020
The CLSB is pleased to announce that we have appointed two new Non-Executive Directors to our board. Andrew Harvey joins us as a Lay Director, bringing a wealth of experience in governance and regulatory matters. Andrew McAulay, who leads a team of costs professionals at an established firm, joins […]

Review of current Continuing Professional Development rules

16th December 2019
Following a review of current Continuing Professional Development rules for Costs Lawyers, the CLSB has issued a consultation paper on proposed revisions. The consultation paper provides a summary of the intended changes and poses five key questions. The closing date and time for consultation responses is 5pm on 2nd February 2020. The […]

Costs Lawyer practising certificate fee 2020

23rd October 2019
Costs Lawyer practising certificate fee 2020 October 23, 2019 The CLSB is pleased to advise that today, the Legal Services Board has approved the fee for a 2020 Costs Lawyer practising certificate in the sum of £275.00. The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL), the professions representative body will invoice […]

CLSB consults on revised Disciplinary Rules & Procedures

26th September 2019
Following a review of current Disciplinary Rules & Procedures for Costs Lawyers, the CLSB has today issued a consultation paper on proposed revisions. The consultation paper provides a summary of the intended changes and poses seven key questions. The closing date and time for consultation responses is 5pm on Friday 15 […]

Two Non-Executive Director positions to become available on the CLSB board

22nd September 2019
Two current Non-Executive Directors (NED) are shortly due to complete their terms in office, as a result the CLSB is looking to recruit one lay NED to join the CLSB board in January 2020 and one non-lay NED to join the CLSB board in April 2020. The advertisement for […]

Consultation on Costs Lawyer practising certificate fee 2020

27th July 2019
The CLSB today issued a consultation paper to all Costs Lawyers under which it proposes the fee for a 2020 Costs Lawyer practising certificate be increased by £25.00 to £275.00. The consultation closes at midnight on Monday 9 September 2019.

New CLSB CEO

10th June 2019
In November 2018, Lynn Plumbley indicated she no longer wished to continue as full-time CEO, a role she has been undertaking for nearly nine years. The CLSB board agreed to split the role into being two part-time roles, a CEO and Head of Operations (HoO). By doing so, this […]

CLSB responds to MoJ proposals on fixed recoverable costs

25th May 2019
On 28 March 2019, the MoJ launched a consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in civil cases worth up to £100,000. The proposed extension follows Sir Rupert Jackson’s 2017 report, in which he argued that controlling litigation costs is “a vital part of promoting access to justice”. The […]

Users of the CLSB continue to be satisfied with CLSB performance

22nd February 2019
The CLSB today reported that the profession continues to be satisfied with the performance of the CLSB. Responses to the question “do you agree the CLSB to be an effective regulator of the Costs Lawyer profession” identified: Performance year 2017: 96.73% replied yes, the CLSB was an effective regulator.Performance year […]