EU Recognition of Professional Qualification

Brexit note: Please note that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the CLSB will be amending its rules relating to applicants from the EU and Switzerland who wish to have their Costs Lawyer equivalent qualification recognised. The CLSB attaches the HM Government document titled Get Ready for Brexit to assist in understanding the proposed new regime.

Application under the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015

Application by a European Costs Lawyer to practice in England & Wales

Under the above regulations, which became effective on 18 January 2016, a qualified Costs Lawyer (costs law practitioner) of a European Economic Area has the right to apply to the CLSB (the profession’s regulator in England & Wales) to provide cost law services in England & Wales, either

(i) on a temporary or occasional basis; or
(ii) on a permanent basis, whether employed or self-employed

Below are prevailing CLSB rules, notes, application forms and registers:

How to apply

Complete and send electronically by pressing SUBMIT at the end of the form either the declaration (temporary/occasional basis) or application (permanent basis) attaching all required documentation.


Contact us:

Costs Lawyer Standards Board
Centurion House
129 Deansgate
Manchester, M3 3WR

Email: Phone: 0161 956 8969