The CLC’s Estimates and Terms of Engagement Code requires you to state the fees and disbursements (plus any VAT) you propose to charge to your client and how fees for abortive work will be calculated. The purpose is to avoid any misunderstanding about the level of costs which will need to be paid and how they are made up.
Any expenses incurred by you which are not charged to the client at cost must be billed as fees, rather than disbursements. One example is a telegraphic transfer fee where the sum charged to the client is more than the direct cost charged by the bank to the practice. These are described as ‘profit costs’.
A number of lenders now charge an annual panel management fee to practices to offset the cost of managing those panels. The CLC considers that those charges are an overhead for the practice. Some panels are now introducing a fee per transaction. Provided the client has been advised as soon as it becomes apparent that the charge is to be incurred, it is acceptable for that charge to be passed on to the client as an expense (and therefore charged as part of the profit costs due to the practice). However, the CLC’s view is that this charge is not a liability incurred to a third party on behalf of a Client and therefore should not be charged to the client as a disbursement.
|CookieConsent||https://www.clc-uk.org/||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain||1 Year||HTTP|
|_ga||https://www.clc-uk.org/||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||1 Year||HTTP|
|_gat||https://www.clc-uk.org/||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||Session||HTTP|
|_gid||https://www.clc-uk.org/||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Session||HTTP|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session||Pixel|
|GPS||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||Session||HTTP|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||1 Year||HTTP|
|YSC||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Session||HTTP|