Can I make a “No Win, No Fee” claim on any type of claim?
Conditional Fee or as they are more commonly known as “No Win No Fee” agreements are available for most types of civil litigation claims. Claims for personal injury, medical/clinical negligence, product liability (such as implant cases), professional negligence and employment law.
Do I pay if my claim fails or is abandoned?
If your claim fails on liability or due to lack of evidence to support the claim, you will not be charged if we have agreed to deal with the matter on a no win no fee basis. The risk of not getting paid in the event of an unsuccessful claim is one that we, your solicitor accepts willingly when taking on a case under a no win no fee agreement.
As long as you have complied with the terms of the agreement which means that you cooperate fully you will not be charged in the event that the claim fails. The same principles apply in respect of cases that are abandoned (in other words discontinued without reaching a proper outcome).
Each case must be considered on its own merits but so long as you cooperate fully and are truthful in your evidence, a no win no fee agreement will protect you fully in this situation.
What do I pay if my claim is successful?
If your case is successful, a proportion of your legal fees are paid by the other party or their insurers with a further agreed amount, known as a “success fee” being paid from your compensation award.
Ardent Law deduct up to 25% of your settlement award to cover payment of the success fee there will probably be an insurance premium to be deducted as well. The insurance policy is taken out to protect you and your case and it avoids the need for you to pay expenses for example the cost of medical report fees upfront.
Are there any hidden charges?
There are no hidden fees. We do not make any further charges to you, our no win no fee solicitors agreement sets out very clearly what costs are to be reclaimed and we will explain everything to you before your claim commences.