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Article published on the future for Damages-Based Agreements

In early September the Civil Justice Council issued its report on DBAs, which makes a number of drafting and policy recommendations aimed at improving and clarifying the statutory regime governing DBAs. Maura McIntosh, who was a member of the CJC working group, has … Continue reading

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Civil Justice Council recommendations for reform of Damages-Based Agreements (DBAs)

The Civil Justice Council has today issued its report and recommendations following its review of the regulations governing DBAs. The review was prompted by a request from the Ministry of Justice last November (see post). The working group was chaired by Professor Rachael … Continue reading

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Government rules out “hybrid” Damages-Based Agreements (DBAs)

The Ministry of Justice has asked the Civil Justice Council (CJC) to review the regulations governing DBAs to consider possible improvements, but has ruled out the introduction of “hybrid” arrangements where a lawyer could combine a DBA with some other form of retainer … Continue reading

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Draft Damages-Based Agreements Regulations have surprising implications

The government yesterday published the draft Damages-Based Agreements (DBA) Regulations 2013, which were laid before Parliament on 21 January. Subject to approval by resolution of each House of Parliament, the Regulations will come into force on 1 April this year. As drafted, the Regulations appear to … Continue reading

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50% cap on contingency fees for commercial cases

The government has given further details of its plans to introduce contingency fees, or “damages based agreements” (DBAs), for civil litigation. It has said that in non-personal injury claims (excluding employment tribunal cases) there will be a 50% cap on … Continue reading

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Working party recommends no cap on contingency fees for commercial cases

The working party set up to consider fundamental issues relating to the planned introduction of contingency fees, or “damages based agreements” (DBAs), published its report and recommendations on Friday (3 August). The key recommendations affecting commercial clients are: There should not be a cap … Continue reading

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