'No fee' claimants face shock bills

Press Association
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So many claimants are facing unexpected or illegitimate bills from "no win, no fee" law firms that the phrase should be abandoned altogether, a watchdog has suggested.

The Legal Ombudsman ordered compensation totalling almost £1 million last year and said the "fundamental promise" of the system - that success meant the client paid nothing - was being broken.