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Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study


Christopher Hodges


University of Oxford - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Stefan Vogenauer


University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Magdalena Tulibacka


University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; University of Westminster - School of Law; The British Institute of International and Comparative Law

December 2, 2009

COSTS AND FUNDING OF CIVIL LITIGATION, C. Hodges, S. Vogenauer and M. Tulibacka, eds., Forthcoming
Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 55-2009

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The costs and the funding of litigation are central features of all civil justice systems. However, these issues have received relatively little attention by academic writers in general, and by comparative lawyers in particular. This study summarises the approach to costs and funding of civil litigation in 34 jurisdictions from all over the world. On the basis of a number of selected case studies, it compares court charges, lawyers’ fees and expenses for witnesses and the rules for cost shifting across legal systems. With regard to funding of litigation, we discuss contingency fees, success fees, conditional fee agreements, legal expenses insurance and the role of third party funders.

A revised and updated version of this study, together with the individual country reports will be published in book form in 2010: C Hodges, S Vogenauer and M Tulibacka (eds), Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 119

Keywords: Civil justice, Civil litigation, Civil procedure, Conditional fee agreement, Contingency fee, Costs , Expert, Legal aid, Legal expenses insurance, Litigation funding, Third party funding, Witness

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Hodges, Christopher and Vogenauer, Stefan and Tulibacka, Magdalena, Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study (December 2, 2009). COSTS AND FUNDING OF CIVIL LITIGATION, C. Hodges, S. Vogenauer and M. Tulibacka, eds., Forthcoming; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 55-2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1511714

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Christopher Hodges (Contact Author)
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Stefan Vogenauer
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Magdalena Tulibacka
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University of Westminster - School of Law ( email )
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