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.
You really don’t have to pay if you lose
If your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a thing – that means there really is no risk involved to starting a no win no fee compensation claim with us.
And because we monitor the standards of services that all of our solicitors provide, if you do win your case, you’ll know how much you’ll be charged in legal fees. That’s because you discuss this with your specialist solicitor before your claim begins, so you know what to expect and how the claims process will work.
Why claim with us?
We know that it can sometimes be hard to know who’s right to start a claim with or you may feel like if you contact someone about your claim you’ll feel pressured or rushed.
When you contact us, you do so in your own time. We’ll never rush or pressure you to start a claim. And we’ll never cold call you. We’re simply here listen to you and offer free and impartial advice.
We also have 20 years’ experience working with personal injury claims, which means when you contact us you’re getting advice based on our experience.
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 – and all of our solicitors are held to high standards of service
- No upfront or unexpected costs and nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful
- No risk of pay the other side’s costs
If you’re on the fence, or looking for some advice, we’re happy to talk through your situation and any concerns you might have in a free and confidential environment. Simply call us on 0800 540 4258 to speak to one of your advisors today.
A little about our experience
We’ve been providing personal injury services, help and support for over 20 years.
In our 20 years’ we’ve helped more people injured in accidents than anyone else, which means we’ve helped thousands of people like you make successful claims.
You may be wondering how we can help you, or whether your type of accident is covered by our no win no fee agreement. The best way to be sure is to contact us on 0800 540 4258 for a free, impartial chat.
Otherwise, it’s likely we can help you if you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. This includes:
The claims process
The first step to making a claim is finding out if you can claim. You can easily do this by getting in contact with us – on the phone or online.
We’ll talk to you about your accident and give you tailored advice based on your experience.
We can also put your forward to a specialist solicitor, with experience working with cases like yours, if you’re happy to start your claim.
If you decide to speak to one of our no win no fee solicitors, your chat will be free.
When you talk, they’ll ask you for some more details about your accident and then will guide you through the next steps of starting your no win no fee claim.
If you’d like to discuss the claims process with us, you can contact us for free on 0800 540 4258 .
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.
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 on 0800 540 4258 or enter your details in one of our callback forms.