Legal Costs and the Legal Costs Adjudicator

The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 was published on the 30th December 2015 and brings about significant changes, which will come in to affect once the Act is commenced by the Minister for Justice and Law Reform.

The Taxing Masters office will be renamed the “Office of the Legal Costs Adjudicator” and number of additional powers have been extended to the office of the Legal Costs Adjudicator under Section 151. The Powers of Legal Costs Adjudicator are set out in S.156 and further changes will be made in relation to percentage charging. This lecture seeks to cover the main changes which the Act brings about and deals with the implications for Solicitors.

By the end of the module participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of legal costs
  • Display a deeper knowledge in relation to Solicitor’s duties in relation to costs
  • Understand the different costs issues arising in contentious and non-contentious disputes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the new role of The Legal Costs Adjudicator and the implications for Solicitors and clients.

 Course Content:

Hour 1

  • Types of legal costs and solicitors duties in relation to costs

Hour 2

  • Contentious and non-contentious business

Hour 3

  • The role of the legal costs adjudicator

Teaching method:  

Discontinued 2020.

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration/e-Lecture: 1 hour

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