The importance of going direct to a Solicitor and not via a claims management company for which there is no need.
The Supreme Court has backed the assignment of pre-Jackson conditional fee agreements in a key ruling today. In Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Limited  UKSC 23, the court upheld the recoverability of both the claimant solicitors’ success fee and the ‘top up’ after-the-event insurance premium in a relatively modest claim predating Lord Justice Jackson's civil litigation reforms. Claimant Mrs Plevin was awarded damages of £4,500, with costs assessed at £751,464, including £31,379 for the solicitors’ success fee and £531,235 for the ATE premium. Paragon argued that the CFA, signed with claimant firm Miller Gardner in 2008, had not been validly assigned when the firm became an LLP in 2009, or when it transferred its business to Miller Gardner Ltd in 2012.