Justice: No-win No-Fee Arrangements

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Discrimination Law Reform, Work & Pensions

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will review whether no-win no-fee arrangements for lawyers, which include an uplift for success in litigation, are operating in the interests of justice.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The conditional fee agreements (CFAs) regime was reviewed in 2004, which resulted in the changes introduced on 1 November 2005 when the regulations governing CFAs were revoked and the Law Society amended the Professional Rules of Conduct and the Client Care Code to take account of the changes.

We also published a consultation paper Conditional Fee Agreements in Publication Proceedings Success Fees and After the Event insurance in August 2007. We are considering the responses and we plan to publish a report of the conclusions of the consultation and any decisions reached by Spring 2008.

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