Privately-funded civil litigation

Purpose: To provide practical advice about funding in civil cases

Scope of application: All practising barristers and clerks

Issued by: The Civil (Private) Panel

Last reviewed:  November 2016

Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of these documents. These documents are not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

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Privately Funded Civil Litigation

Supporting documents


Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) and Damages Based Agreements (DBAs) Frequently Asked Questions

Discounted fixed fees


Important Notice

This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics. It is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor a disciplinary tribunal nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise - and cannot be relied on as giving - legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please refer to the professional practice and ethics section of the Bar Council's website here.