The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is to overhaul “no win, no fee” conditional fee arrangements (CFAs) in a bid to reduce high payouts to lawyers and prevent unnecessary litigation making it to courts in England and Wales.

Measures announced by Justice Secretary Ken Clarke will see the abolition of the recoverability of success fees and associated costs in “no win, no fee” CFAs, with claimants to pay their lawyers’ success fees instead.

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