I discussed with a law professor in a local university. Is it good for Singapore to adopt a contingency fee system for legal practice?
We came to the conclusion that it is useful under certain circumstances and for the following reasons:
(a) Where the litigant cannot afford the legal fees to take up a case against a large organisation
(b) Where the lawyer is in a better position to judge the merit of the case and should take the risk of the outcome.
If more cases are tried in court, it will lead to a better understanding of the law. This will be good for the society.
Tan Kin Lian