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Legal Opinion: Standards

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mechanisms are in place to improve the transparency of law firms' no-win no-fee offers. (203304)

The regulation of agreements between solicitors and their clients is a matter for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Under the SRA's Code of Conduct, solicitors are required to provide clients with the information necessary to make appropriate decisions about if, and how, their matter should proceed. Clients should also be given the best information possible about the likely costs and other charges both at the outset and, when appropriate, as the matter progresses. Where the code is not complied with the SRA can, and do, take regulatory action.