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Why the abolition of success fee recoverability will NOT be retrospective

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Not Retro at all

A view has been circulating that the effect of a proposed amendment to (the also proposed but pretty much certain) c43 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, would be to make the end of recoverability of success fees under a Conditional Fee Agreement retrospective.

I don’t agree. By my reckoning, the amendment is intended to deal with the potential difficulties caused by Collective Conditional Fee Agreements. Continue reading



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