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Battle over success fees in privacy cases heads for Supreme Court

The question of whether recoverable success fees in privacy cases are incompatible with publishers’ rights to freedom of expression is set to go before the Supreme Court, following a High Court ruling. Last month a challenge to the recoverability of success fees in publications proceedings was granted a leapfrog appeal.

April 21st, 2016 | No Comments »

Gordon-Saker: Newspaper’s rights not breached by success fees and ATE recovery

A newspaper’s right to free expression under Article 10 of the European Convention was not breached by being ordered to pay success fees and ATE insurance premiums, Master Gordon-Saker has ruled. The defendant, MGN, said it was prepared to take its case to the Supreme Court.

January 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

Retrospective success fee was justified, High Court rules

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.

January 7th, 2016 | No Comments »

High Court refuses 100% success fee because trial had not started

The High Court has refused to allow a personal injury claimant a 100% success fee on the grounds that a trial had not started before the case was settled, even though a hearing had begun.

May 8th, 2015 | No Comments »

Vara promises new mesothelioma review before abolishing recoverability

The government will carry out a second review of mesothelioma claims “in due course” before abolishing the recoverability of success fees and insurance premiums, Shailesh Vara, the justice minister, has told MPs.

December 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

Don’t apply for adjournments based on Coventry, say defence lawyers

Insurers should not apply for adjournments in pre-April 2013 cases over the payment of success fees and after-the-event insurance in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Coventry, a leading defendant law firm has recommended.

August 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

“Virtually impossible” for solicitors to claim success fees in cases involving children

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee is to investigate claims that the Jackson reforms have made it “virtually impossible” for solicitors to claim success fees in cases involving children, it has emerged.

June 11th, 2014 | 2 Comments »