Therese Coffey

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal

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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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Therese Coffey generally 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: Therese Coffey 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: Therese Coffey voted to exempt defamation cases from capping of no-win no-fee success fees and provisions to prevent costs awards relating to legal insurance premiums. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Therese Coffey was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Lords amendments — Exceptions in respiratory (industrial disease or illness) cases Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Therese Coffey was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Exception in Industrial Disease Cases From Ban on Costs Awards Covering No Win No Fee Success Fees and Insurance Premiums Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Therese Coffey 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: Therese Coffey 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

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