What has the Association of Costs Lawyers ever done for us?
Last week’s annual ACL Conference saw speakers include:
Lord Justice Jackson
Senior Costs Judge Master Gordon-Saker
Costs Judge Master James
Regional Costs Judge Besford
Regional Costs Judge Lethem
Regional Costs Judge Lumb
Regional Costs Judge Middleton
Nicholas Bacon QC
Simon Browne QC
PJ Kirby QC
Andrew Post QC
Vikram Sachdeva QC
Dr Mark Friston
Professor Dominic Regan
There are clearly some outsiders who believe the ACL is getting something right.
Two of the Regional Costs Judges present told me they had taken Friday as annual leave so they could attend the conference. This suggests a number of possible things:
- The ACL Annual Conference is THE legal event of the year.
- The ACL Annual Conference is THE social event of the year.
- Some judges need to get out more. (To be fair, this conference is not so much the highlight of my social calendar, rather the only entry.)