We undertake most of our work on the basis of hourly rates, which we agree with clients at the outset of the case.  However, we recognise that it is not just wealthy or well-known individuals and corporations who are subjected to false or intrusive publications and who need specialist legal representation

Conditional Fee Agreements

We firmly believe in the principle of access to justice.  For this reason, we will on occasion agree to represent clients on the basis of partial or full Conditional Fee Agreements in defamation and privacy cases, where the merits permit and where the other party will be able to meet any order for costs and damages that might be made against them at the end of the case. We are proud of the fact that over the past twenty years our CFA scheme has enabled us to act successfully for clients ranging from bus drivers, nurses and soldiers, to scientists and charities, and who would not otherwise have had access to justice.

After The Event (ATE) Insurance

As well as the CFA scheme, we are one of the few firms to have delegated authority, through Temple Legal Protection Limited ( to offer after the event (ATE) Insurance with deferred premiums, which protects against the risk of paying the opponent’s costs. As the leading firm in this area, we also work with many QCs and junior barristers who are also often willing to work on a CFA basis on cases that we are backing.

24/7 Partner-led Crisis Response

We have a 24-hour, 365 days of the year crisis management response team – one of our specialist lawyers is always available to respond to urgent crises at any time.

For more information on Funding and how Carter-Ruck can help you please get in touch with us.