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NO win no fee critics may soon be joined by Take That singer Gary Barlow who is threatened with legal action by three German nationals who allege assault.
The mother, her daughter and a family friend have hired Manchester firm Betesh Fox & Co on a conditional fee basis to launch a damages claim against Barlow and his bodyguard James Gentle.
The three allege they were assaulted outside Barlow's home near Knutsford on 13 August by his bodyguard.
The firm's head of personal injury, Martin Coyne, who is charging a 25 per cent uplift, said the Law Society gave him the green light to take on the Germans who were "delighted" with the no win no fee package.
A statement from the band's managers Nigel Martin Smith Management said Gentle had asked a fan who tried to climb over a 12ft security gate in order to enter the singer's house to leave and "did not at any time use physical force to remove any persons". It added: "The allegations are denied and we have instructed lawyers in connection with this matter."