June 25, 2008
New review of CFAs announced
Government launches evidence based review of no win no fee arrangements
A research based review of no win no fee arrangements in
The study, to be carried out by senior academics, will look at whether the arrangements are still operating in the best interests of giving people access to justice in defamation, privacy, personal injury and employment cases.
Justice Minister Bridget Prentice said that CFAs were “vital in helping to give the public a voice in courts”, but that she was “aware of growing concerns that they may not always be operating in the interests of access to justice.”
Professors Richard Moorhead of Cardiff School of Law, Paul Fenn of Nottingham
The professors are expected to report to ministers in the autumn. The report will help determine what specific aspects ought to be pursued in more detail and the feasibility of doing so.