Legal Cost Specialists

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  1. According to the advert for Chairman, it looks like all 600 members are going to be costs lawyers. Will be interesting to see what will happen to us all great unwashed, who practice as cost draftsmen outside of the Assoc.

    Belezebub etc

    9th September 2010

  2. Hard to appoint someone to the ‘Standards Board’, when by promoting people for no reason, and by staying awake for a single day now (the costs lawyer course had been reduced in length by 50%), it seems they have no standards.

    Lurching from one yet badly planned re-organisation to another?

    Anon

    9th September 2010

  3. How on earth can they be advertising “standards” when elevating everyone to costs lawyer like this – and that means being able to go on record remember – is utter madness!

    What do the existing costs lawyers think of having their reputation tarnished/diluted in this way?

    Anonymous

    9th September 2010

  4. Anonymous / Anon, it is up to those draftsman who aren’t in the ALCD to fight these changes and also their intention to make costs a reserved activity. Write to the LSB and tell them what has happened.

    Costs Bloke

    13th September 2010

  5. Playing Devils Advocate here… (I actually LIKE the small one-man-band)… but shouldn’t ALL costs draughtsmen actually BE regulated?

    I know of one FORMER FALCD who was fined £5,000 with £500 costs by the ALCD. To avoid paying the fine he simply left and continues to practice. Is there any point in “toothless regulation”?

    I will no doubt be censored if I name names … but try typing “alcd 5000 fine” into a popular search engine beginning with “G” or “Y”

    Spenser Poultney

    13th September 2010

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