Recoverability of CFA success fees in defamation and privacy claims to be abolished (but ATE to remain for now) – Iain Wilson

30 11 2018

The government has announced that from 6 April 2019 conditional fee agreement (‘CFA’) success fees will no longer be recoverable from opponents in defamation and privacy claims.  The Ministerial Statement made by David Gauke the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

Leveson’s Arbitration Scheme: not ideal, but workable – Ned Beale

30 01 2013

Leveson Post ConferenceLord Justice Leveson’s Report on the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press recommends that claims against the press be resolved fairly, quickly and cheaply by means of an arbitration scheme established by a new self-regulatory body. Read the rest of this entry »