The Law Reform Commission recommends permitting lawyers to discuss payment options with clients and tying the amount to the outcome of the case. Photo: Sam Tsang
The Law Reform Commission recommends permitting lawyers to discuss payment options with clients and tying the amount to the outcome of the case. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Let lawyers keep as much as half of arbitration awards to ensure Hong Kong remains hub for dispute resolution, reform body says

  • A number of major jurisdictions allow lawyers to link their fees with amount awarded in arbitration cases, but not Hong Kong
  • Adding flexibility to the payment structure not only helps the city stay competitive but also allows residents who cannot afford hourly legal fees greater access to justice, experts note

Topic |   Law
The Law Reform Commission recommends permitting lawyers to discuss payment options with clients and tying the amount to the outcome of the case. Photo: Sam Tsang
The Law Reform Commission recommends permitting lawyers to discuss payment options with clients and tying the amount to the outcome of the case. Photo: Sam Tsang
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