Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Limited [2017] UKSC 23 may go some way to stopping the residual satellite litigation over pre LASPO funding arrangements and retainers. The Court has upheld in principle that client's assent by continuous instruction confirms valid assignment of a CFA in an ongoing matter. Moreover, the transitional provisions mean that no embargo exists on success fee or ATE recovery. 

This is a sensible (some would say inevitable) decision of the Supreme Court. The transitional provisions were included within the Rules for a reason. LASPO was not intended to provide an abrupt brake. 

It remains to be seen whether, although different on its facts, Budana will now proceed.