'Improving Access to Justice' Contingency Fees: A Study of Their Operation in the United States
Centre for Ethics and Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL London
November 17, 2008
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
Date posted: November 18, 2008