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Can a solicitor charge a client for setting up a Conditional Fee Agreement, or is the cost recovered from any damages awarded?

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Published on LexisPSL on 09/09/2016

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  • Can a solicitor charge a client for setting up a Conditional Fee Agreement, or is the cost recovered from any damages awarded?

Can a solicitor charge a client for setting up a Conditional Fee Agreement, or is the cost recovered from any damages awarded?

A solicitor may charge the client a fixed fee for setting up the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). They may also agree that the solicitor will submit an invoice for that fixed fee at the conclusion of the client’s matter, which is in fact when a solicitor is entitled to be paid in any event (unless the parties agree something to the contrary).

However, a solicitor cannot agree

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