Jeremy Corbyn

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition

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Islington North Labour

Regulation of Lawyer's Fees in No-Win No-Fee Cases

There have been votes in Parliament on if there should be greater regulation on the level of success fees payable under no-win no-fee arrangements for legal representation.

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Jeremy Corbyn almost always voted against limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases:

  • On 2 Nov 2011: Jeremy Corbyn voted against increased regulation of no-win no-fee arrangements for charging for legal services including capping success fees. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Jeremy Corbyn voted to exempt defamation cases and privacy cases under the right to respect for private and family life from regulation, including caps, on success fees in no-win no-fee arrangements for charging for legal services. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Jeremy Corbyn voted to allow "no win no fee" success fees and related legal insurance premiums to be included in costs awarded in cases relating to damages for respiratory health impacts due to industrial exposure to harmful substances. The Bill included provisions to generally stop the award of costs to cover such success fees and insurance premiums. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Jeremy Corbyn voted to allow "no win no fee" success fees and related legal insurance premiums to be included in costs awarded in cases relating to damages for health impacts due to a breach of an employer's duty to their employee. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2012: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Defamation Bill — New Clause 2 — Regulation of Payments for Legal Services In Defamation Cases Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted against capping success fees in no-win no-fee cases at 100% of the lawyer's basic fee, and against additionally setting a further cap of 25% of damages awarded in personal injury cases. Show vote

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