No Win No Fee
What is ‘no win no fee’?
No win no fee, also known as a conditional fee arrangement, is an agreement you make with your solicitor so that you can claim compensation without worrying about upfront legal fees. If your compensation claim is unsuccessful, the no win no fee agreement states you won’t have to pay your solicitor any money.
Because you don’t have to pay anything if you lose your case, no win no fee arrangements take the risk out of making an accident claim.
No win no fee is subject to the solicitor firm agreeing to take on your case.
There are a few rare exceptions when other costs may be applicable which can constitute but are not limited to disbursements: Insurance; Cancelling the contract with your solicitor outside the cooling off period; Non co-operation with your solicitor; Missing medical appointments. Your solicitor can explain these in more detail.
Why claim with us?
We know it can sometimes be hard to know who’s right for your type of claim, or who will truly listen to what happened to you. You may even feel anxious that contacting somebody about your accident will mean you’re pressured or rushed into starting a claim.
When you contact us, you do so in your own way, in your own time. Whether that’s by calling, requesting a call back, we’ll never rush or pressure you to start a claim. And we’ll never share your data without your permission.
We’re simply here to listen to you and offer free and impartial advice, using our 5 years’ experience working with personal injury claims.
Starting your claim with us also means:
Free, impartial and jargon-free advice before you decide to claim
No stress over picking the right solicitor
No risk of paying the other side’s costs
If you’re on the fence or are simply looking for some advice, we’re happy to talk through your situation and any concerns you might have in a free and confidential environment. Call us on 01323 431862 to speak to one of our members of staff.
The history of no win no fee
No win no fee personal injury claims were introduced to the UK in 1995. They were set up to help people like you seek justice following an accident that wasn’t their fault, without having to worry about upfront costs and expensive legal fees.
Before April 2013, the losing side usually paid all of the legal costs involved in making a claim. This meant that if you were the one making the claim, and it was successful, you would keep all of the compensation awarded to you.
The Government made some changes to the no win no fee system in England and Wales in 2013. Now solicitors can still offer a no win no fee service to those who are trying to access compensation following an accident. But if your claim is successful you may be expected to pay some of the legal costs involved in your case.
The cost of those legal fees is usually recovered from your settlement, and the amount of money that comes out of your compensation is different for everybody, so we’re unable to advise you on the costs of claiming or your settlement amount during your call with us. However, your solicitor will agree with you in advance the proportion of your compensation they’ll need to cover their fees, and they’ll keep you posted as to the likely settlement amount as the case progresses.
Our solicitors always aim to get you the most compensation possible so you can be sure you’ll never be left out of pocket by up front legal expenses. In fact, we hold our solicitors to high standards of service, which means they’ll communicate with you throughout your case. So there won’t be any surprises or unforeseen expenses and at the first possible moment, you’ll know how much your settlement could be.
And remember with no win no fee, if you don’t win your case, you won’t be expected to pay a penny.
So if you’re looking for advice about your compensation, please contact us today on 01323 431862