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No Win No Fee and Conditional Fees

In the UK no-win-no-fee legal agreements, also known as conditional fee arrangements have become quite common since the abolition of legal aid in personal injury and other

Typically compensation lawyers will not accept a no-win-no-fee legal case unless they are confident that they can win their client compensation. However, this should deter a claimant if they have been injured and it was not their fault. If a compensation lawyer accepts a case on a no-win-no-fee legal agreement than claimants should be very confident of winning the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to.

If you would like to know whether you would qualify for no-win-no-fee representation just ask our panel of claims experts a question via the question box at the top of this page. They will be able to give you more information about how to proceed with your case and their services are free of charge. You will receive your personal response from them in less than 60 minutes with absolutely no obligation.

Are There Any Costs Involved?

Unfortunately the answer to this question is usually yes as although you won’t be paying the compensation lawyer for their services, there may be other cost involved. For example, if the case involves injury to your person, you will have to pay for the release of your hospital and doctors records.

You may also have to pay for police records, court time and probably an insurance premium to cover the compensation lawyer fees should you lose the case.

This can all add up so be aware of any costs that might be involved before signing anything with a solicitor.

If you would like more information about the costs that might be involved in pursuing your case, just ask one of our claims advisors. They will give you their professional opinion for free in less than 60 minutes.

Conditional Fee Arrangements

No win no fee legal agreements were introduced in the late 1990s because the legal aid system was facing cut backs.

Before this, compensation lawyers and other solicitors were not allowed to advertise a no-win-no-fee service.

The conditional fee agreements introduced in the UK showed similarities to the systems used in the United States where agreements of this nature were more common as opposed to being the exception.

As a result of the competitive nature of the compensation and personal injury industry nowadays, the vast majority of compensation lawyers now offer a no-win-no-fee legal agreement to their clients.

What Happens When You Win?

Under a conditional fee arrangement claimants do not pay if they lose their case and sometimes, they do not have to pay even if they win. Those responsible for the claimant’s injuries will pay the compensation lawyer’s fees and costs – therefore, the claimant shouldn’t have to pay a penny.

Therefore, compensation clients should be careful when it comes to accepting conditional fee arrangements from solicitors – they should check that they are satisfied with the terms and conditions that have been set out before they sign any paperwork.

If you would like more information relating to the different contracts or conditional fee arrangements, ask our experienced claims experts for their advice. All you have to do is type your question into the box at the top of this page and they will provide you with reliable advice for free within the hour.

Finally

In summary, a no-win-no-fee legal agreement means that, win or lose, claimants do not have to pay their solicitors fees or costs – they keep all of their compensation if they win their claim.

However, claimants may need to pay for expenses incurred throughout the claiming process for items such as medical reports.

If you would like more information relating to the costs involved in claiming compensation, just enter the details of your situation into the box at the top of this page. You will receive free professional advice from one of our compensation experts in 60 minutes or less.

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