CFAs have proved deadly to freedom of expression and should be kept well away from libel

Kass, Harvey
October 2005
Lawyer;10/3/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 38, p20
Trade Publication
Argues that conditional fee arrangements (CFA) in the legal profession in Great Britain pose a threat to freedom of expression and needs to be kept well away from libel. Existence of a built-in conflict between lawyer and client in a CFA; Need to create a special scale of costs recoverable from the losing party which would not lump Article 10 litigation in with multimillion-pound commercial, shipping and property disputes.


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