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'Improving Access to Justice' Contingency Fees: A Study of Their Operation in the United States


Richard Moorhead


Centre for Ethics and Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL London

November 17, 2008


Abstract:     
This report, written for the Civil Justice Council with Senior Costs Judge Peter Hurst, examines what would happen if the system of Conditional Fee Ageements in England and Wales were replaced with US-style contingency fee agreements. It looks, in particular, at the impact of contingency fees on overall levels of access to justice and on the incentive effects that such fee agreements are likely to have on lawyers and their settlement practices.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 50

Keywords: Civil Justice, Contingency Fees, Access to Justice, Legal Profession

JEL Classification: K41, L84

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Date posted: November 18, 2008  

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Moorhead, Richard, 'Improving Access to Justice' Contingency Fees: A Study of Their Operation in the United States (November 17, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1302843 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1302843

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Richard Lewis Moorhead (Contact Author)
Centre for Ethics and Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL London ( email )
London WC1E OEG
United Kingdom
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