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#SerleShare: What can happen when a Conditional Fee Agreement goes wrong?

The intention of the CFA regime is to improve access to justice, but what can happen if a CFA relationship between solicitor and barrister breaks down? Accepting that litigation is likely to destroy the prospects of any relationship preservation, what are the prospects of resolving disputes arising from CFAs using alternative dispute resolution, particularly arbitration, given that many CFAs provide for that mechanism?  In this joint article, Professor Suzanne Rab of Serle Court (barrister, mediator and arbitrator) and Nigel Puddicombe (solicitor-arbitrator) reflect on recent experience from alternative dispute resolution over CFAs.

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