Media, Sport & Entertainment: Tipping the cap
Costs judges are tightening the reins on claimants who launch a libel action on a conditional fee arrangement without insurance, recognising the 'chilling' effect that publishers' cost concerns could potentially have on freedom of speech. Niri Shan and Lorna Caddy report on the fight for proportionality in costs
Publishers in the UK are all too familiar with facing libel claims from claimants represented by lawyers on conditional fee agreements (CFAs). Defending libel actions against claimants represented on a CFA is a potentially expensive business.
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