The ACL is carrying out its regular survey to gauge members’ views about a range of issues. The results will appear in the Costs Lawyer magazine/weekly eBulletin, and may also be used in our publicity.

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* 1. Over the past 12 months, have solicitors got better at sticking to their budgets? (tick one)

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* 2. Is the number of applications to vary budgets… (tick one)

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* 3. What is your view on the new bill format? (tick all that apply)

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* 4. What has the judiciary’s reaction been? (tick one)

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* 5. Has the electronic bill increased the costs of detailed assessment? (tick one)

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* 6. What is your view of the Court of Appeal's ruling on proportionality in West & Demouilpied? (tick all that apply)

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* 7. What is your view of the possible extension of fixed recoverable costs to cases worth up to £100,000? (Tick all that apply)

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* 8. Do you see opportunities in acting directly for clients in challenging their solicitors’ bills? (tick one)

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* 9. Do solicitors treat you with appropriate professional respect and courtesy? (tick one) 

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* 10. Do judges treat you with appropriate professional respect and courtesy? (tick one) 

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* 11. How widespread is the use of damages-based agreements in your experience? (tick one) 

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* 12. How necessary is a review of the Guideline Hourly Rates? (tick one)

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* 13. Are you seeing greater interest in mediation to resolve costs disputes? (tick one) 

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* 14. Thinking about your place of work in the last year, how has it been? (tick one) 

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* 15. Looking in more detail, which of these were a feature of your last year (tick all that apply)?

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