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Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018

Section 7 – Form, content etc.

23.This section makes provision for the form and content of success fee agreements. Subsections (1) and (2) provide that agreements must be in writing and must specify the basis for determining the success fee. Subsections (3) and (4) confer powers on the Scottish Ministers, through regulations subject to the affirmative procedure (see section 24(2)), to make further provision about the form and content etc. of success fee agreements, which may include the elements specified in the list in subsection (3). Such regulations may add text to section 7 or modify text that has been added by regulations.

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