No Win, No Fee
Under such agreement, if you are unsuccessful in your claim we shall waive our fees relating to work done during the currency of the agreement. If however your claim is successful we shall charge a success fee based upon a percentage of our basic fees (this cannot be more than 100% of the basic charges in total) but it is limited to 25% of the total amount of any:
(i) General damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity; and
(ii) Damages for pecuniary loss, other than future pecuniary loss.
The success fee is payable by you.
“You dealt with my claim with good professional care. I am very happy with the service provided.”
Legal Aid Public Funding
Since April 2013, public funding is only available to individuals who fulfil very specific criteria set down by the Legal Services Commission (the government body who deal with legal aid).
You will only get Legal Aid if your case relates to the representation of a child in exceptional circumstances. If you are supported by a Legal Aid Certificate, our fees are paid at a level of remuneration set by the Government.
We will be paid by the Legal Services Commission by reference to the amount of time spent on the matter. There are a number of factors which can affect whether your costs will be paid by the Legal Services Commission or not and the person in charge of your case will fully advise you in this respect.
At this stage you should be aware that if you lose your case it is possible that you may still be ordered by the Court to contribute towards your opponents’ costs, even though your own costs are covered by Legal Aid. Furthermore, there is a possibility that even if you win your case, your opponent may not be ordered to pay the full amount of your costs and may not be capable of paying what they have been ordered to pay.
Before the Event Legal Expenses Insurance
This insurance can usually be found on your buildings and contents insurance and premium bank accounts.
It is always open to you to instruct us to act for you on a private fee-paying basis. This will mean that you will be responsible for our fees as and when they are incurred regardless of the outcome of your case. Legal costs are very often one of the most significant issues in claims of this type. Because of the need to pay disbursements (that is sums paid to others in the preparation of your case such as medical experts and barristers) when they arise, legal fees do mount up very quickly.
Your funding eligibility will be assessed at your initial appointment.