Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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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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Jo Swinson almost always voted for 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 13 Mar 2013: Jo Swinson voted to cap success fees in no-win no-fee cases at 100% of the lawyer's basic fee, and to additionally set a further cap of 25% of damages awarded in personal injury cases. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2012: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Defamation Bill — New Clause 2 — Regulation of Payments for Legal Services In Defamation Cases Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Jo Swinson voted not 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. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Jo Swinson voted not 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 2 Nov 2011: Jo Swinson voted in favour of increased regulation no-win no-fee arrangements for charging for legal services including capping success fees. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Jo Swinson voted against exempting 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

The office of Jo Swinson MP has informed us that Jo was not available for some votes in the House of Commons from June 2017 until the summer recess, and from October 2017 until December 2017, as she was on parental leave. This affects the numerology section below. Please note that Ms Swinson continued to submit written questions throughout this period.

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