x ONTARIO REPORTS SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
Advertising & Fee Arrangements
Issues Working Group
Call for Comment:
Contingency Fee Arrangements
The Law Society’s Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issues Working
Group would like to hear from lawyers, paralegals and the public about
potential changes to the regulation of contingency fee arrangements.
The Working Group is considering measures to improve the protection of
the public in contingency fee matters, including
• A mandatory standard form contingency fee agreement
• Reforms to the Solicitors Act
• Safeguards to ensure fees are clear, fair and reasonable, such as
§ Setting a limit on fees by a percentage cap or other means;
either a fixed or sliding scale;
§ Requiring independent legal advice be provided to a client in
certain situations before the fee is paid; and
§ Introducing new client reporting requirements to ensure that
fees are fair and reasonable.
For more information and to submit a comment by September 29,
visit the Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issues Working Group
webpage at www.lsuc.on.ca/advertising-fee-arrangements.