This is an exercise in fantasy. My task is to imagine what would happen if we simply abolished the institution of the contingent fee by statute. I cannot justify that task on grounds of urgency. Contingent fees are not about to be abolished, and they probably.are not going to be seriously restricted. My hope is that the exercise will be amusing in itself, and that in the process we might learn something about contingent fees as we now use them.
Gross, Samuel R. "We Could Pass a Law...What Might Happen if Contingent Legal Fees Were Banned." DePaul L. Rev. 47, no. 2 (1998): 321-46.