No. Schedule 16, s64(3) of the Legal Services Act 2007, which came into force in March 2008, amended s69 of the Solicitors Act 1974 which necessitated this.
However, by virtue of sub-section (2A), the bill must be signed by the solicitor; or on his behalf by an employee of the solicitor authorised by him to sign; or enclosed in, or accompanied by, a letter which is signed and refers to the bill.
If the bill is not properly signed it is still valid but may be unenforceable in the courts.
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