n Without Prejudice - The common law contingency fee debacle : the law

Volume 14, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Typically, a contingency practitioner would come to an agreement with his client of a fee around 30% of the eventual award - on a no win no fee basis, and would carry the costs of the matter. Thousands such matters have run their course over time, as this type of agreement was formally endorsed by various law societies. Lately, however, there has been a debate as to whether this common law contingency agreement - unregulated by statute - could even exist.

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