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ACL granted leave to intervene in Coventry v Lawrence
Posted: Feb 06 - 2015

The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has been granted leave to intervene in the case of Coventry v Lawrence. The case will consider whether the recoverability of additional liabilities (ie success fees and ATE insurance premiums) under the Access to Justice Act 1999 infringed Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights and/or Article 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention. …read more


Grayling facing two JR bids on legal aid cuts
Posted: Dec 11 - 2014

The Law Society's Council has agreed to seek judicial review of the legal aid crime duty tender process. President Andrew Caplen said: …read more


Response to Report on GHR published
Posted: Jul 29 - 2014

Master of the Rolls' decision and Committee’s report on Guideline Hourly Rates  …read more


Costs Lawyer Rights
Posted: Jul 03 - 2014

Costs Lawyers have earned their long awaited right to litigate, says Sue Nash... …read more


Fundamental dishonesty leads to removal of QOCS protection
Posted: May 15 - 2014

Exaggerated symptoms see claimant lose QOCS protection in first ‘fundamental dishonesty’ decision  …read more


Supreme Court Practice Directions
Posted: Apr 04 - 2014

The Supreme Court has updated its Practice Directions to reflect the Jackson reforms.   …read more


ACL elects new Chairman
Posted: Feb 20 - 2014

Sue Nash appointed new Chairman by the Association of Costs Lawyers  …read more


TMC offers new financing option
Posted: Jan 28 - 2014

TMC offers new innovative financing option to its clients …read more


ACL appoints first Chief Executive
Posted: Nov 27 - 2013

The Association of Costs Lawyers has appointed its first Chief Executive Officer. …read more


Guideline Hourly Rates Survey...
Posted: Nov 01 - 2013

The Civil Justice Council's Costs Committee have launched their survey into guideline hourly rates.   …read more


Litigation Trends Survey - The Jackson Effect
Posted: Oct 30 - 2013

The New Law Journal in partnership with LSLA has published their Litigation Trends Survey into the effects of the Jackson Reforms seven months in. …read more


Window of opportunity to influence the hourly rates review
Posted: Oct 18 - 2013

The committee reviewing the guideline hourly rates - which were last increased in 2010 - is set to issue a short call for evidence next month and it is vital that practitioners participate in the process, the Association of Costs Lawyers has warned. …read more

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