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Costs and funding of civil litigation: a comparative study

Hodges, Christopher and Vogenauer, Stefan and Tulibacka, Magdalena (2009) Costs and funding of civil litigation: a comparative study. Discussion Paper. Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 55-2009.

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Abstract

The costs and the funding of litigation are central features of all civil justice systems. However, these issues have received relatively little attention by academic writers in general, and by comparative lawyers in particular. This study summarises the approach to costs and funding of civil litigation in 34 jurisdictions from all over the world. On the basis of a number of selected case studies, it compares court charges, lawyers’ fees and expenses for witnesses and the rules for cost shifting across legal systems. With regard to funding of litigation, we discuss contingency fees, success fees, conditional fee agreements, legal expenses insurance and the role of third party funders.

Item Type:Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Civil justice, Civil litigation, Civil procedure, Conditional fee agreement, Contingency fee, Costs , Expert, Legal aid, Legal expenses insurance, Litigation funding, Third party funding, Witness
Research Community:University of Westminster > Law, School of
ID Code:7432
Deposited On:01 Feb 2010 11:12
Last Modified:01 Feb 2010 11:13

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