Claimant solicitors acted unreasonably in switching a client from legal aid to a pre-LASPO CFA-lite, the Court of Appeal has ruled, meaning they cannot recover £1.1m in additional liabilities.
The impact of the Jackson reforms on the funding of insolvency litigation – though significant – has not been as serious as some had predicted but costs remain high, new research has found.
A law firm which stopped acting for a client after she refused to heed its advice to accept an offer to settle her case is entitled to recover the costs due from her under a CFA, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Membership of the Association of Litigation Funders is not enough reassurance that a funder will pay up in the face of a large liability for costs, the High Court has ruled.
A conditional fee agreement (CFA) can be a contentious business agreement under the Solicitors Act 1974, the High Court has ruled – but that did not mean every CFA was one.
Two law firm partners who made a “secret profit” by opting thousands of flight delay clients into an after-the-event insurance policy have been fined a total of £55,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
A law firm which guaranteed clients there would be “no hidden, nasty surprises” could claim over £30,000 in fees from the estate of a deceased asbestosis claimant, the High Court has ruled
After-the-event insurers should consider lowering the merits test if they want to attract more commercial work, senior litigators have suggested.