Conditional Fee Agreements Family Law

But while some lawyers believe that allowing eventual fee agreements would improve access to justice, others believe that legalization would lead to ethical and practical problems. Occasional fee agreements are often referred to as “no win no fee,” but in family law, it is often difficult to determine who “wins.” In addition, some family cases do not involve finances at all, which further complicates the determination of winners and losers. may not relate to proceedings which cannot be the subject of an enforceable contingency fee agreement under Article 58A(1) and (2) or to the procedures of the description prescribed by the Chancellor of the Lord. A client has the right to terminate a contingency fee agreement in the same way as a client contract, but if they do, the legal representative is usually allowed to be paid in full immediately. `The procedures which cannot be the subject of an enforceable conditional pricing agreement are as follows: prior to July 1998, conditional charges were only available in a very limited range of cases. However, with effect from 31 July 1998, contingency costs are available in all civil proceedings, with the exception of certain family law matters. . . .