Campbell case has killed success fees

Naomi Campbell's court case, which ended with a ruling against the UK government, will end "no win,

Mirror Group Newspapers' European court victory in the Naomi Campbell privacy case will end the current 'no win, no fee' cost system in such cases, according to a senior partner at Carter-Ruck.

Nigel Tait, whose law firm has represented a number of clients on "no win, no fee" conditional fee agreements, said MGN's victory would bring about the end of legal firms claiming 100 per cent success fees in such cases.

The European Court of Human Rights ruled earlier this week the Daily Mirror publisher's right to freedom of expression was violated by a "success fee" it was forced to pay after losing a privacy case brought by Campbell over a story about her drug addiction.

The ruling was against the UK Government, which sanctioned the "success fee" formula in which lawyers in CFA cases stand to gain hefty bonuses against the losing defendants.

Full story at the Press Gazette.