Definition of contingency fee in English:

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contingency fee


A sum of money that a lawyer receives as a fee only if the case is won.
Example sentences
  • Plaintiffs lawyers work for a contingency fee of about 33% of the money they recover.
  • When a lawyer accepts a contingency fee case, she accepts the risk that if her client loses, she will never be paid.
  • It also puts the trial lawyer who would represent her for a contingency fee in a worse position, as well.

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Syllabification: con·tin·gen·cy fee

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