Rachael Mulheron, Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), will chair a Civil Justice Council working group on damage based agreements (DABs). The working group will look at dividing into two sets existing regulations with employment tribunal regulations.
It is also commissioned to look at changing the regulations so defendants will be able to use DBAs, by widening the rules on parties receiving a specified financial benefit.
The review will clarify that the lawyer’s payment can only come from damages and the payment should be a percentage of the sum ultimately received. It will also look again at whether the regulations should contain provisions on terminating the DBA.