Agreement Of Fees

Most interviewees reportedly supported the findings and recommendations of the Civil Justice Council Working Group. With respect to sequential BAAs, the Panel recommended that the government be able to determine whether counsel can withhold the fees to be paid under the non-DBA funding agreement or whether this amount should be deducted from the DBA`s pass fee. (a) A lawyer may not enter into, calculate or recover an agreement on inappropriate fees or an unreasonable amount for expenses. Factors to consider in determining the adequacy of a fee include any taxes on most types of fees subject to a 50% cap. In cases of labour courts (where success fees were already allowed), the current ceiling of 35% remains to apply. Claims for personal injury and clinical negligence are subject to a 25% cap.