- CFA assignment—how is the law developing?
- What is the background to this?
- Have there been any notable cases recently to clarify this area of law?
- Jones v Spire Healthcare Limited  WL 5949291, 11 September 2015
- Budana v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust  WL 00826269, 4 February 2016
- Webb v London Borough of Bromley (Case No: JR 1503592), Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO), 18 February 2016, Master Rowley
- Jones v Spire Healthcare (case no A13YJA11, appeal no 96/2015), 11 May 2016
- Azim v Tradewise Insurance Services Ltd  EWHC B20 (Costs) (22 August 2016) Master Leonard, sitting at the County Court at Bow
- What grey areas remain unsolved?
- People stuck in the middle of the two regimes
- Does consent negate assignment?
- Extent of requirement of trust/confidence in original solicitor
- What future developments do you see in this area? Is anything already in the pipeline?
- What practical guidance would you give practitioners dealing with these cases?
Personal Injury analysis: Sarah Crowther, barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, looks at the topical issue of conditional fee agreement (CFA) assignment. She reviews some notable cases, reflects on some of the unresolved issues confronting practitioners and offers some useful tips.
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