Jones v Spires Healthcare - assignment of CFA

Posted by Michelle Barron on 25th September, 2015 in Opinion and categorised in .

On 25th September 2015, the Regional Costs Judge in Liverpool County Court handed down judgment in a case dealing with the assignment of conditional fee agreements. He found that conditional fee agreements cannot be assigned, outside of the exceptional circumstances identified in Jenkins v Young Brothers Transport and that a novated retainer created between solicitor and client in the case before him was unenforceable due to its failure to comply with the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013. There is an expectation that this matter will go to appeal, so watch this space.