The Explanatory Note To The Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013

Mirror Group Newspapers argued that a decision on costs in favour of the receiving party could not contain any provision concerning the payment of success fees under contingency fee agreements between the applicant and his lawyers or the costs related to the applicant`s post-event insurance policy. Singapore Paper describes CFAs as agreements in which a lawyer representing a client in the pursuit of a right only receives payment of his or her attorney`s fees if the right is conclusive. (Singapore document, paragraph 2) Such a payment may include, in addition to the lawyer`s standard attorney`s fees, an “uplift” or “success fee”. The former Law Society Model Agreement, which applies to conditional agreements before April 1, 2013, states that the system is a lottery. .