No win, no fee
A no win no fee agreement is also known as a conditional fee agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, we agree not to charge you for our fees until your case has successfully been settled.
If your claim is successful, most of our fees will be paid by the Defendant. In the event that your case is unsuccessful, we will not charge for our fees.
Why do Solicitors Enter into a No Win No Fee Agreement?
We understand that making a legal claim is a daunting situation to be in for the majority of our clients.
The associated injuries and damage following a motorcycle accident can create significanr financial strain, particularly if this has required you to take unpaid time off work.
A No Win No Fee agreement provides our Client's with peace of mind, knowing they do not need to pay legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful.
Our No Win No Fee Solicitors claim what is known as a 'success fee'. This is also known as an uplift and is a percentage of the costs or damages awarded.
Other funding options
If for any reason we are unable to provide a no win no fee arrangement, we are able to provide other flexible fee options.
We do our very best to make the process as easy and stress-free for our clients as possible, and we understand that financial pressure can have a significant impact on the individual wishing to make a claim.
No Win Low Fee
This is similar to a no win, no fee agreement, in that we will not charge you any money up front. If you win, you are responsible for our fees, some or all of which may be recoverable from the losing party.
If you lose, you are still responsible for our fees, but we will discount these to a lower rate than we would have charged if we had been successful. We find this option can be a popular "middle ground" and assures the client that payments owed will be very reasonable.
This is an agreement where you are still responsible for paying our fees, but we will defer payment until the end of the case. If you win, then you may be entitled to recover the costs owed to us from the losing party and/or be able to pay our fees out of your damages.
If you lose, then you still must pay our fees, but the additional time between the start and the end of the case will allow you time to put the money aside. We are always completely transparent about our fees and will provide full details on cost breakdowns, answering any questions you have.
How will legislation changes impact you?
As of the 1st April 2013, the Government changed how legal costs and funding for personal injury claims are paid. As a result of these changes, solicitors are no longer able to recover all of your legal costs from your opponent, including the success fee and cost of an After The Event (ATE) policy.
The Government has therefore stated that these costs must be met by the Claimant and deducted from damages. In recognition of this extra cost to the Claimant, the Government has increased the damages awarded to the Claimant for their pain, suffering and loss of amenity by 10%. The level of deduction will depend on the nature and value of your claim.
What Do I Have to Pay?
Following the changes in legislation, the Claimant must now pay the cost of the ATE premium and the Success Fee.
These costs are deducted from your claim at the conclusion of your case, however, you are not required to make any payments up front.
In the event that your claim is not successful, you will not be responsible for any charges as the ATE premium is self-insuring. We will not incur any expenses on your behalf without your agreement and authority to do so.
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