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How do ‘No Win, No Fee*’ agreements work and is there a fee?

Here at Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers, we are passionate about ensuring everyone has access to justice, regardless of their background or financial situation. That’s why we offer ‘No Win, No Fee’ representation for personal injury claims.

Keep reading to learn more about the meaning of ‘No Win, No Fee’ and how we may be able to help you.

What does ‘No Win, No Fee’ mean?

No win, no fee explained simply, is an arrangement where we will only charge clients if we win their case and receive a settlement. By offering a No Win, No Fee arrangement, we are able to support our clients, many of whom have suffered damages due to negligence and are unable to afford large legal fees that come with pursuing justice through the legal system.

Benefits of No Win, No Fee

When it comes to pursuing cases, there are a few key benefits to be enjoyed when it comes to No Win, No Fee agreements, including better access to justice without large upfront costs and avoiding costs associated with gathering evidence (such as medical reports) that are necessary to build a case, such as:

  • Court filing fees
  • Postage
  • Medical reports
  • Expert reports
  • Freedom of information application fees

What happens if you lose a No Win, No Fee case?

If your case is unsuccessful, you will not be charged any legal fees by your lawyer. However, in certain circumstances there may be outlays or expenses incurred on your behalf that may need to be repaid.

It’s important to talk to your lawyer to confirm there are no extra fees that you are required to pay which may fall outside of the no win no fee agreement. At Stephen Browne Lawyers, we will always ensure that we are upfront and honest about all fees relating to your matter.

Is No Win, No Fee really free?

It is important to remember that a No Win, No Fee agreement does not mean free legal representation.

Unlike pro bono cases, which are conducted for free without any fees payable regardless of the outcome. In a No Win, No Fee agreement, your lawyer will render an invoice for legal fees upon the successful outcome of your claim.

What is the fee in a No Win, No Fee case?

At Stephen Browne Lawyers, we charge for the actual work done on each case. The amount of work required, and total amount of legal fees depend on factors such as:

  • Number of reports and evidence required to settle the case
  • Complexity of the case itself
  • Time taken to reach a settlement
  • Defence tactics taken by the other side
  • Whether court proceedings are required to be commenced

No Win, No Fee accident claims in Western Australia

Compensation cases are often complex and require a great deal of expertise and experience to secure the best possible outcome. Over 99% of cases run by Stephen Browne Lawyers are settled outside of a formal court hearing and the team of lawyers at Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers will advise, guide and support you to ensure you receive the outcome you deserve.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your medical negligence claims or housing disrepair claims with a No Win, No Fee agreement.

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2023-05-17T07:43:30+00:00 February 10th, 2023|Blog, No Win No Fee|0 Comments