City lawyers size up US-style success fees – but concern grows over legal aid cuts
City law firms are assessing the prospects for using damage-based billing arrangements (DBAs) for complex litigation following the Government’s near-wholesale adoption of the Jackson reforms included in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill last week. The bill, which fell in line with previous consultations, is expected to see City law firms experiment with DBAs for high value disputes as demand for alternative billing methods increases.
Concerns mount over fast-tracking of legal aid reform bill as Government sticks to programme of deep cuts
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