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Costs Lawyer (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Costs Lawyer
    United Kingdom
    England & Wales
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    Legal Services Act 2007
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Costs Lawyers are instructed to deal with a wide range of issues arising from legal costs. Legal costs can be defined, essentially, as the remuneration of legal representatives (e.g. solicitors and barristers) which are controlled by statute or common law. Three of the main areas in which Costs Lawyers may become involved are: 1) Costs payable “between the parties” 2) Solicitor and “own client” costs 3) Publicly-funded (legal aid) costs
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