'Improving Access to Justice' Contingency Fees: A Study of Their Operation in the United States
50 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2008
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Civil Justice, Contingency Fees, Access to Justice, Legal Profession
JEL Classification: K41, L84
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