Claimant lawyer business model using CFAs with success fees taken out of damages under threat

A new threat has emerged to the way in which most claimants’ solicitors charge their clients in cases brought against insurers. It will be interesting to see what changes happen in claimant lawyer business practices as a result, and how soon they happen.

The threat comes about rather unexpectedly from a case called A and M v Royal Mail Group from the Regional Costs Judge for Birmingham, District Judge Lumb.

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Simon Denyer


I am the Strategic Legal Development Partner within the Insurance team.