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So far as concerns the success fee, I strongly take the view that it was appropriate to have a ceiling on it. It seems to me, for example, that when one is involved in commercial cases or shipping cases, one almost inevitably has clients who do not need to rely on conditional fee agreements in order to litigate. It would be very unfortunate if the use of conditional fee agreements was extended to cover those cases. I believe that a success fee limit should be retained.
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