What Is A No Win-No Fee Agreement

What Is A No Win-No Fee Agreement

Fear concerning how to pay for legal fees prevents many people who have a compelling case for making a personal injury, medical negligence, or housing disrepair compensation claim from contacting a solicitor. However, for these types of cases, most solicitors work on a no-win no-fee basis.

No win-no fee allows more people to access justice and ensures those responsible for unresolved housing dilapidations and negligent acts or omissions that result in personal injury are held to account.

What is meant by no win-no fee?

No win-no fee agreements are often referred to as Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs). Essentially, this means that if you lose your case, you will not have to pay your legal fees. However, depending on the contract you have with your Solicitor, you may need to pay for expenses associated with your case. These are referred to as disbursements.

How does a no-win-no-fee arrangement work?

If your solicitor agrees to work for no win-no fee, they can take out an insurance policy on your behalf to cover any costs incurred whilst running your compensation claim. These costs may include expert witness fees and court fees.

How does a solicitor get paid if my claim is successful?

If you win your compensation claim, your solicitor will charge a ‘success fee.’ In personal injury cases, this is capped at 25% of the compensation you are awarded.

Because your solicitor is shouldering all the risk in a no win-no fee agreement, they will carefully consider whether or not your compensation claim has strong merits before agreeing to take on your case. This is positive news for you as it means you can be confident that if your solicitor agrees to pursue your claim, they believe you have a strong chance of winning.

Do most personal injury, medical negligence, and housing disrepair cases go to court?

Thankfully, no. In most cases, solicitors for both sides settle the case before the court date. This is known as an ‘out of court settlement.’

Wrapping up

At Nicholson Jones Sutton, we offer no-win- no fee arrangements for personal injury, medical negligence, and housing disrepair claims. Our friendly, approachable solicitors will take the time to explain the arrangement to you so you understand exactly what you will and will not have to pay if you lose and the fee, we will charge should you win your case.

Our team has decades of combined experience in successfully advising and representing clients claiming compensation. We are sympathetic, understanding, and are here to help you every step of the way.

Call us on 01 625 667166 today to discuss your claim.


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