Risk Assessment

Two Stage Pre LASPO Success Fees In Clinical Negligence Cases

The Claimant’s solicitors appealed a decision of Master James (costs judge) to reduce their success fee in this high value clinical negligence claim from 80% to 50%.

15%

100% success fee model in low value personal injury claims shut down by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has upheld the decisions of District Judge Bellamy (first instance) and Soole J (on appeal) that a 100% success fee in a low value personal injury claim which was fixed without any reference to the actual risk involved amounted to a cost of “an unusual nature or amount” under CPR 46.9(3)(c).