The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note considers the different types of conditional fee agreements (CFAs),highlighting specific issues relating to each type. Examples are: CFA with success fee, CFA with no success fee, CFA lite, Discounted CFAs and Speccing Agreements.
When considering funding it is important to make sure that the different types of funding are discussed with the client. In Andrews v Beg it was held that a barrister does not have the same duties as a litigation solicitor to advise generally on funding of litigation.
This Practice Note uses the following abbreviations:
Note there is no longer reference in the CPR to 'base costs'. Base costs were previously defined as any costs other than the amount of any additional liability. Given that under the costs reforms of April 2013 the ability to recover additional liabilities was removed
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