Advantages Of Conditional Fee Agreements

The main reason why the no-win-no-fee system was to ensure that people who were not entitled to legal aid could continue to claim bodily injury, regardless of their personal circumstances. Section 58 of the Legal Services Act (CLSA) of 1990 allowed the Chancellor of the Lord to introduce conditional tariffs. In 2000, legal aid for personal injury was effectively abolished, resulting in the winless bodily injury system being the normal system in which the greatest number of rights work. Conditional fee agreements (CFAs) are agreements between a client and a lawyer that mean you pay us less (or nothing, depending on what is agreed) if you lose a business, but a full tax if you win. This contrasts with the pessimism of lawyers in an earlier study about the likely success rate.