News in brief – 12.08.2021

Help shape the future of Costs Lawyer training and qualification

The ACL is recruiting a lay chair and two members to join the new board of directors of ACL Training. They will have the initial task of overseeing the reform and revitalisation of the internal governance and management of ACL Training.

Successful candidates for the Costs Lawyer members must bring experience in developing and executing long term-strategy in a business setting and a deep understanding of current issues in the Costs Lawyer market. Candidates for the chair role need board and legal education experience.

Find out more on the chair role here and the Costs Lawyer positions here or email


New issue of Costs Lawyer now available

The latest issue of Costs Lawyer is now available – members can access it here.

It covers a wide range of topics, from budget revision and part 36, to deductions from damages, medical agency fees and default costs certificates.

Also, Professor Dominic Regan looks ahead to where the CPR may be changing and Claire Green reflects on a busy few months for the Association.


Solicitor rebuked for failing to pay costs order

A solicitor who failed to pay a costs order made against him has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

According to a notice published by the regulator, Joseph Obukowho Omorere, a consultant at South-East London firm Bestways Solicitors, was privately instructed in a litigation dispute on behalf of a client in September 2017.

Following completion of the case, he sought to recover his costs by taking action against his client, their former solicitors, and the respondent in the litigation case. His case against the former solicitors and the respondent was dismissed, and he was ordered to pay their costs.

The SRA said he failed to pay the costs and thus failed to achieve outcome 5.3 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 – complying with court orders.

Mr Omorere was given a written rebuke and ordered to pay the SRA’s costs of £300.


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