- Tuesday, 16 February 2016
The High Court has ruled that a conditional fee agreement was valid even though the claimant’s legal aid certificate remained in place. Mr Justice Soole ruled that the certificate had been discharged by conduct.
Tags: CFA, conditional fee agreement, LASPO, legal aid
Posted in ATE/CFA, Jackson reforms, News
- Thursday, 7 January 2016
A law firm was justified in charging a retrospective success fee as the claimant did not face different risks when he signed a conditional fee agreement as when he had applied for legal aid five months earlier, the High Court has ruled.
Tags: conditional fee agreement, Success fees
Posted in ATE/CFA, News
- Tuesday, 27 January 2015
A solicitor’s retainer is not rendered “impossible of performance” simply because a claimant loses mental capacity and cannot give instructions personally, the Court of Appeal ruled today.
Tags: capacity, conditional fee agreement, Court of Appeal, medical negligence
Posted in ATE/CFA, Costs, News