“No win, no fee”/ Conditional Fee Agreement
If we are confident that you have a good claim, we will offer to act for you on a “no win, no fee” basis.
This means that as long as you stick to certain obligations under the “no win, no fee” agreement, you will not be charged unless we succeed in securing compensation through an out of court decision or through court proceedings. If we don’t win your claim, there is no fee, hence “no win, no fee”.
If we win your claim, your opponent will pay most of your legal fees in addition to your compensation. For our child clients who have suffered brain injury, we do not make any deductions from their compensation.
There are some specific eventualities in which you may win your claim but the court may decide that you should pay a proportion of your opponent’s legal costs out of your compensation. For an additional cost, we can arrange insurance with a leading insurer at a competitive premium to safeguard against this risk.
It is always our intention that our clients receive the maximum benefit from their compensation.
Legal Expenses Insurance
You may have an insurance policy to fund the legal fees involved in bringing a claim. In fact, many people do not realise that they have the benefit of this kind of insurance. Frequently this is an “add-on”, often without charge, to a policy primarily designed to cover some other risk. It is often found in the following policies:
- Home insurance or home contents policies
- Car insurance policies
- Credit card insurance
- Employer’s insurance policies
- Private healthcare insurance policies
- Personal accident insurance policies
It is essential that such cover is identified. If you do have a policy, we will be pleased to advise you on whether that policy is suitable. Sometimes, although cover exists, the indemnity limits may be too low or claim type may be limited.
You do not have to accept the law firm recommended by your insurer. Contact us before you contact your insurer for independent advice.
Legal Aid is now only available for medical negligence claims in which babies have suffered significant neurological injury under the age of 8 weeks. We have a franchise from the Legal Aid Agency to undertake legally aided medical negligence work.
We will let you know if we think an application for legal aid will be successful.
If you would prefer to pay privately, we will let you have our full terms of business including our hourly rates.
We would be delighted to provide you a free, no obligation initial telephone consultation to discuss your medical negligence compensation claim. If we think you have a strong claim, we will find the most appropriate funding solution for you.