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This website is owned and operated by Costs Lawyer Standards Board Ltd. As the regulator of Costs Lawyers in England and Wales, we aim to provide helpful information to the public, our regulated community and our stakeholders. In return, we ask that you use this website responsibly. If you have any questions about the website, please use our Contact page to get in touch.


We want the information on our website to reach everyone who might find it helpful. We therefore encourage links to our website and you do not need permission to do this. We suggest linking to the homepage or main menu pages, because we cannot guarantee that information or uploaded documents will always remain in the same place.

Sometimes we will provide links to other useful websites. This does not mean that we endorse those websites or their content. Rather, it means that we think you might find the linked-to website useful.

We always check that linked-to information is relevant at the time the link is made. However, because internet content changes all the time, we do not take responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the content on external websites. We are also not liable for any transmissions you might receive from linked-to websites.


We will try to make this website available at all times, however we will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable. Access to this website may be suspended at any time without prior notice.

We aim to keep the information on this website up to date, however there might be a delay in publishing relevant content. We will minimise these delays wherever possible, but you should check the website regularly for the latest information.

We cannot be liable for any damages arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this website or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the site. The information on this website – including our regulatory materials and guidance – does not constitute legal or other professional advice and should not be relied upon in this way.


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This website collects usage statistics, but these statistics are anonymous and we do not track your personal preferences or browsing history. This website does not use cookies.


You are welcome to copy information from this website for legitimate purposes, such as regulatory compliance, training, academic study and analysis. We ask that you acknowledge the source where possible and never use our materials in a misleading way.

Copyright in the images on this website is owned by the creators of those images and you must not reproduce them without the creator’s permission. Copyright in the design of this website, as well as the logos that appear on the website (other than the Legal Choices logo), is owned by us. This material must not be reproduced without our prior written permission.

We reserve the right to take action in relation to any infringement of our copyright. We are most likely to take action where the infringement is made for commercial gain or creates a misleading or defamatory impression.