There have been a number of reported cases recently, concerning whether a CFA can be assigned from one firm to another. In cases where Claimants’ Solicitors can successfully argue that a pre-April 2013 CFA has been assigned, they can then continue to claim the substantial benefits under that CFA including a success fee on ongoing work. In the case of Webb v London Borough of Bromley (2016), Master Rowley, costs judge in the Senior Courts Costs Office did not accept that an assignment had taken place.
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