UK Supreme Court Declines Human Rights Challenge to Conditional Fees and ATE
The UK Supreme Court last week ruled against a party challenging an obligation to pay fees under ATE agreements and conditional fee agreements. The challenger invoked Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case is Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants)  UKSC 50. The UK Supreme Court’s July 22, 2015 press release is here. A description of the outcome is online from Herbert Smith.