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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


Civil Justice Council publishes its synopsis of the 3rd costs committee meeting
Posted: Oct 07 - 2013

The Civil Justice Council has published its synopsis of the 3rd costs committee meeting, which was held on 25th July 2013. The 14 strong committee, chaired by Mr Justice Foskett, is tasked with... …read more


Sir Vivian Ramsey named ACL honorary president
Posted: Jul 26 - 2013

Sir Vivian Ramsey, the judge leading the implementation of the Jackson Reforms, is to become the new Honorary President of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL). Mr Justice Ramsey will take up his post with immediate effect for a period of three years. …read more


Costs Management Consultation
Posted: Jun 23 - 2013

The Civil Procedure and Rules Committee have launched a public consultation into costs budgeting and costs management. …read more


Review of Guideline Hourly Rates
Posted: Jun 21 - 2013

The Civil Justice Council Costs Committee has released a synopsis of its second meeting which took place on 6 June 2013 to start work on its review of the guideline hourly rates. …read more


Costs Budgets and Detailed Assessments
Posted: Jun 07 - 2013

The Court of Appeal has warned that Costs Judges should not treat costs as reasonable or proportionate when it comes to assessment simply because they fall within the court approved budget. …read more


Jackson rewind?
Posted: May 16 - 2013

Labour’s shadow justice minister Andy Slaughter has told the Westminster Legal Policy Forum that it was too early to judge the effectiveness of the Jackson reforms and the ongoing changes to fixed fee claims. …read more


New Model CFA, but be warned!
Posted: Mar 28 - 2013

The Law Society has published a new Model CFA for use in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. …read more


Concern over recoverability of ATE insurance in clinical negligence cases
Posted: Mar 20 - 2013

The Statutory Instruments Joint Committee have reported The Recovery of Costs Insurance Premiums in Clinical Negligence Proceedings Regulations 2013 for appearing to be "..of doubtful vires and (to the extent that the vires exist) making an unexpected use of the power under which they were made." The Report concludes that... …read more

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