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TMC respectfully disagrees with Master Cook’s statement regarding whether costs lawyers should attend costs budgeting hearings
Posted: Mar 30 - 2015

In recent months, the official status of the costs lawyer profession has continued to grow. We’ve recently re-launched our degree-level professional qualification, and have been formally recognised within the new guideline hourly rates (GHR) regime for the first time. It’s therefore unfortunate that Queen’s Bench Master David Cook has questioned our role in the costs budgeting process. …read more

Court fees battle enters new phase
Posted: Feb 25 - 2015

The war of words between the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the legal profession over court fees escalated during the last week of February. Nine signatories, including the Law Society, Bar Council and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, have now signed a pre-action protocol letter as a prelude to a possible judicial review of the MoJ’s plan. The letter claims six grounds for challenging the MoJ’s scheme - including that they would be tantamount to 'selling justice', contrary to the principles of Magna Carta. …read more

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

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