Some useful things to know about No Win No Fee Lawyers
What does no win no fee lawyers mean?
No win no fee is an arrangement that’s designed to assist those who don’t have the financial resources to pay their legal costs up front, or as they go. As a result, not only does this give every Australian access to legal representation, it also means that if your case is unsuccessful, you won’t need to pay any legal fees to us.
So if I win, do I have to pay anything?
If your claim is successful, you may be charged legal fees, including a ‘success fee’. A success fee is typically a percentage added to the final costs.
Does no win no pay apply to all cases?
We offer no win no pay lawyer policy for most areas of compensation law.
However in some complicated medical law cases, you may be asked to contribute to the upfront cost of the initial investigative reports. Our team will be able to clarify this with you before they start working on your case.
Do I pay a percentage of my compensation for your fees?
No. Many other firms quote percentages, such as 25% of your compensation if they win for you – but this is not correct. In Australia, we are allowed only to be paid for the service we provide (for our work) and an uplift fee to reflect the risks and delay in payment. We explain all of this in an easy to follow costs agreement.
Do I need to sign a finance agreement?
No. Many large firms ask you to enter into a finance agreement where you will have to pay extra for disbursements (such as medical reports). We do not. Instead we provide this type of support as part of our overall service to our clients.