CFA (Cherry Fee Agrement)
We are now into the final frantic lobbying in relation to implementation of the Jackson Report (much good it will do claimant lawyers post-MGN Ltd v United Kingdom).
Here are some entirely random quotes from some claimant solicitors:
“Despite what is suggested in the [Ministry of Justice’s] consultation paper, solicitors do not cherry pick and only run winning cases.” – Malcolm Underhill, partner at IBB Solicitors, writing in Solicitors Journal – 14 December 2010
“We succeed in 98% of our accident claims.” – Claims For You solicitors’ website
“Mr firm only takes on cases on a CFA if they have a very good chance of winning. Some would call this ‘cherry picking’.” – Amanda Stevens, partner with Charles Russell, past president of APIL, speaking at CLT’s Annual Solicitors Costs Conference – 26 January 2010