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Indemnity principle argument fails to stop payment on account of costs in CFA case

The High Court has rejected an argument that it would be a breach of the indemnity principle to make a payment on account of costs to claimants funded by a conditional fee agreement.

April 27th, 2015 | No Comments »

Jackson outlines two-pronged strategy to promote DBAs

Lord Justice Jackson this week called for an end to the indemnity principle and for lawyers to lobby the government on the need for hybrid damages-based agreements (DBAs).

October 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

Fight over CFA struck down because of cancellation of contracts failure goes to appeal

The effect of the cancellation of contracts regulations on conditional fee agreements (CFAs) is to be tested following a county court ruling that struck down the CFA. There have long been fears about the Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc Regulations 2008.

November 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

SCCO is “gearing up for Costs War 2”, says judge

The Senior Court Costs Office is “gearing up for Costs War 2” as it is unlikely the Jackson reforms will go smoothly, one of the SCCO’s judges said yesterday. Master Haworth also predicted that there is little prospect of damages-based agreements being used in low-value cases.

November 1st, 2012 | Comments Off on SCCO is “gearing up for Costs War 2”, says judge