“No-Win No-Fee” Arrangements Explained

A solicitor may be willing to take your case on what is technically called a contingent fee arrangement, or in plain English, a “no-win no-fee” basis.

In fact, the vast majority of people who need to take a legal case do so on a no-win-no-fee basis as they simply wouldn’t be able to fund their action if they had to pay their legal fees before they had won their case.

A sensible solicitor is unlikely to take your case on a “no-win no-fee” basis unless he or she believes;

  1. it would be worthwhile for you to take it in the first place;
  2. is confident about being able to achieve a successful outcome for you and
  3. is equally confident about the ability of the other party to pay the damages and costs that you may be awarded as a result.

Therefore, “no-win no-fee” arrangements will only be possible in certain types of cases and you should never assume that this applies in your case unless you have a signed agreement in writing in place to this effect. If it is your understanding that your case is being taken on a “no-win no-fee” basis you should insist on written confirmation to this effect before you start and you should be very clear that you understand the terms and conditions associated with the arrangement.

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