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.
Why claim with us?
We know it can sometimes be hard to know who’s right for your type of claim, or who will truly listen to what happened to you. You may even feel anxious that contacting somebody about your accident will mean you’re pressured or rushed into starting a claim.
When you contact us, you do so in your own way, in your own time. Whether that’s by calling, requesting a call back or chatting to us online, we’ll never rush or pressure you to start a claim. And we’ll never share your data without your permission.
We’re simply here to listen to you and offer free and impartial advice, using our 20 years’ experience working with personal injury claims.
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 paying the other side’s costs
If you’re on the fence or are simply looking for some advice, we’re happy to talk through your situation and any concerns you might have in a free and confidential environment. Call us on 0800 376 0150 to speak to one of our specialist advisors today.
A little about our experience
We’ve been providing personal injury services, help and support for over 20 years. And in that time, 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 376 0150 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:
How to start your no win no fee case
The first step is to find out whether 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.
If you decide you’d like to go ahead with your claim, we can put your forward to a specialist no win no fee solicitor who has experience working with cases like yours.
Your chat will be free and your solicitor will talk to you about your accident in further detail. They’ll then guide you through the process of making a no win no fee claim.
If you’d like to discuss the claims process with us, you can contact us for free on 0800 376 0150.
Dean’s injury still effected him two years after his accident
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“When I called I felt like it was taken out of my hands in a good way, like I didn’t have to worry about dealing with paperwork myself or legal formalities.”
Larissa contacted us to help her make it right
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“They gave me the time to explain what had happened and they were very sympathetic.”
Andrew got in touch with us after his accident in a supermarket
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“I couldn’t go to work for the first 6-12 weeks because I couldn’t drive. I wasn’t able to run around with my kids and I couldn’t do all the weekend activities we’d usually do.”
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 376 0150 or enter your details in one of our callback forms.