EUROPE: CFA 'unjustifiable restriction on freedom of expression'
'The no-win no-fee regime and libel tourism are having a serious chilling effect on the right to freedom of expression, according to a submission to the European Court of Human Rights.
The assertions are made by a group of organisations which have been given permission to intervene in the case taken to the Strasbourg court by MGN, publisher of the Daily Mirror.
The newspaper group has made two applications to the European Court of Human Rights following the decision in the Naomi Campbell case - one is about the model's claim for breach of confidence, and the second about the operation of the conditional fee agreement regime, which left it facing a massive costs bill following the hearing in the House of Lords.'
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