European Court Pulls Rug From Underneath Funding for Libel and Privacy Cases

On January 18, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights held in MGN v UK that lawyers acting for claimants in privacy and libel cases should no longer be allowed to recover a "success fee" from defendants. Such success fees have been an integral part of the no-win, no-fee agreements on which many claimant lawyers currently take these cases.

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