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Lord Justice Jackson has decided that the recovery of success fees from defendants is wrong. The senior judiciary has agreed (see for example paragraph 39 of Sousa v London Borough of Waltham Forest  EWCA Civ 194). The European Court of Human Rights has agreed (see MGN Limited v United Kingdom (Application No. 39401/04)). The government has adopted this view as official policy.
How likely is that an application for relief from sanctions, in relation to a failure to give proper notification of funding, will succeed in the current climate?