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The Independent: : No-win, no-fee lawyers became surprise ally in working women’s battle for equal pay

The new research shows that no-win, no pay lawyers have helped win equal pay for “unprecedented” numbers of women in Britain. The number of women taking legal action against their employers rose from about 8,000 a year in 2004-05 to more than 60,000 cases in 2007-08. Simon Deakin, Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR) at Cambridge Judge Business School, and co-author of the research said the increase in number of claims was “triggered in part by the entry of no-win, no-fee law firms into this part of the legal services market”.

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