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. You don’t have to pay anything upfront, there are no hidden charges and you’ll never be left out of pocket.
No win no fee is subject to the solicitor firm agreeing to take on your case. There are a few rare exceptions, which your solicitor can explain in more detail.
You can claim online now using our quick and easy claim form, or read on to find out more about our no win no fee lawyers and why you might want to consider making a claim with us.
Making a claim with us
We're here to help you take the first steps towards your compensation, by helping you understand whether you can claim, how the claims process works and that there's no financial risk to you involved.
When you contact us the first step is talking to us about your accident and getting advice based on your experience. If we believe you do have a claim, that's when we'll let you know and ask your permission to put you in contact with one of our specialist no win no fee solicitors – often there and then while you’re still on the line.
We take the stress out of choosing a solicitor and we also take the risk out of making a claim, because when you start your case with us, you can expect:
- Jargon-free advice about making a claim
- A specialist solicitor
- No risk of paying the other side's costs
- No upfront or unexpected costs and nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful
We're happy to talk through any concerns you might have about claiming compensation onfor free, or click on the "live chat" button at the bottom of your screen to start an instant messenger chat with one of our legally trained advisors.
You really don't have to pay if you lose
If your claim is unsuccessful, you won't have to pay a thing.
Quite simply, that means there's no risk involved in starting a no win no fee compensation claim with us, because if your solicitor doesn't win your case then you won't have to cover any of the costs of making a claim.
If you do win, some of the legal fees involved in making your claim will be deducted from your compensation. But don't worry, you'll know exactly how much will be deducted because you'll have agreed that with your solicitor before starting your claim. So you can be sure you'll have no nasty surprises.
Are you eligible to make a claim?
The only way to know for sure whether you're eligible for our no win no fee agreement is to give us a call on compensation claim and will put you in contact with a specialist solicitor, who’ll talk through your no win no fee eligibility.. Our friendly advisors will be able to let you know if we think you have a
Alternatively, if you answer yes to the questions below then it's likely you have a claim and could be eligible for no win no fee.
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
- Was your accident somebody else's fault?
- Were you injured as a result of your accident?
Exceptions to our no win no fee agreement
There are rare cases where we’re unable to offer our no win no fee agreement.
If we're unable to start your claim using no win no fee, your solicitor will make this clear before you begin anything so that you choose whether you want to continue with your claim.
So don't worry about any upfront costs, because we'll make you aware of any fees you could be liable for before you commit to beginning your case.
We've been working with personal injury claims for 22 years. Over those years, we've worked with thousands of people like you and helped them to start claims for compensation.
You may be wondering if your type of accident is eligible for a personal injury claim. As we're able to offer a no pressure consultation about making a claim, you can call us onto know for sure how we're able to help you.
Otherwise, it's likely we can help you if you've suffered an injury in any accident that wasn't your fault. This includes:
- Accidents at work
- Injuries caused by medical negligence
- Accidents that have caused you or a loved one a serious injury
- Road accidents, including pedestrians, cyclists or passengers
- Injuries caused by slips, trips or falls
- Accidents in a public place
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.
No win no fee and legal aid
Contacting us is free, and so is the advice we give you about making a claim.
You're also under no obligation to claim when you contact us. This means you can get the advice you need without any pressure. If during our call we think you have a claim, we'll let you know so that you can make a decision on whether you want to make a no win no fee claim.
So if you're looking for advice about your compensation, please contact us today onor enter your details in one of our callback forms.