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contingency fee

n.
A fee, as for an attorney's services, that is payable only in the event of a successful or satisfactory outcome.
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contingency fee

n
(Law) a lawyer's fee that only becomes payable if the case is successful
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Noun1.contingency fee - a fee that is payable only if the outcome is successful (as for an attorney's services)
fee - a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
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contingency fee

n (US Jur) → Erfolgshonorar nt
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The issue first came to the Bar several years ago as a question to the Professional Ethics Committee: Could an attorney handling a personal injury or wrong death case under a contingency fee contract hire another attorney to handle medical liens, with that second attorney being paid a percentage of the money saved for the client (called a reverse contingency fee) even if that meant the contingency fees exceed the limit allowed in Rule 4-1.5?
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(3) A submission on behalf of one of Australia's largest plaintiff law firms, Maurice Blackburn, suggested that "Allowing lawyers to charge contingency fees would substantially improve access to justice." (6) This is not the first time such a change has been proposed, but we suggest that it is unlikely to enhance access to justice significantly in Australia and carries risks that far outweigh any possible benefit.
There are a number of changes but some of the most significant that came into force on Monday are: 1 Contingency fees. As anyone who enjoys the Good Wife on telly will know these have been permitted in the United States for many years.
(188) True, contending that attorney ads haven't reduced contingency fees is perilous because data here are notoriously spotty.
Out of concern that contingency fees may be diminishing the benefits of the program to Canadian businesses and the economy, the Canadian government announced an intention in Economic Action Plan 2012 to study contingency fees charged by tax preparers.
Five years ago, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer led a pointed assault on insurance brokers for accepting contingency fees, which are payments they receive from insurance carriers to whom the brokers had directed commercial insurance business.
RIMS has been a consistently vocal advocate for reform with respect to contingency fees. RIMS' response to this issue has been neither "spotty" nor "shockingly weak," as you have written.

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