contingent fee

contingent fee
noun see contingency fee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • contingent fee — n: contingency fee at fee 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. con …   Law dictionary

  • contingent fee — ➔ fee * * * contingent fee UK US noun [C] LAW ► CONTINGENCY FEE(Cf. ↑contingency fee) …   Financial and business terms

  • Contingent fee — A contingent fee (in the United States) or conditional fee (in England and Wales) is any fee for services provided where the fee is only payable if there is a favourable result. In the law is defined as [a] fee charged for a lawyer s services… …   Wikipedia

  • contingent fee — noun : a fee for services (as of a lawyer or agent) to be paid in the event of success in a particular transaction usually as a specified percentage of the sum realized for the client or principal * * * a fee paid to a lawyer conducting a suit,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • contingent fee — a fee paid to a lawyer conducting a suit, esp. a suit for damages, in the event that the suit is successful and generally based on a percentage of the sum recovered. Also called contingency fee. * * * …   Universalium

  • contingent fee — See fee …   Black's law dictionary

  • contingent fee — See fee …   Black's law dictionary

  • contingent fee — A fee of an attorney the amount of which or the payment of which depends upon the outcome of the litigation. 7 Am J2d Attys § 214 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • contingent fee contract — A contract between an attorney at law and a client wherein the former agrees to represent the latter as the latter s attorney at law in the commencement and prosecution of a suit on behalf of the latter for a fee amounting to a certain percent of …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • contingent — con·tin·gent /kən tin jənt/ adj 1: likely but not certain to happen compare executory 2: intended for use in circumstances not completely foreseen a contingent fund 3: dependent on or conditioned by something else …   Law dictionary

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