The term No Win No Fee is now widely used by law firms. It is especially common in personal injuries cases where the injured person, with added financial losses as a result of an injury, often has little or no capacity to pay upfront legal fees.
At Corney & Lind Lawyers, we will give you a tailored appraisal of your case and its prospects. Where we are able to provide our No Win No Fee services, we will guarantee to provide our services until you receive payment in your favour for your case.
Where we agree to take on your case as No Win No Fee, we are also able to cover the cost of your disbursements (outlays) incurred by us in advancing your case such as – medical reports, searches, court fees and the costs of obtaining the necessary records to advance the claim. The way we fund this will be through third party funding, where we, the firm, will bear the costs of the disbursements (and the funding costs) should there be an unfavourable outcome.
Whilst some law firms advertise not requiring third party funding as a selling point, at Corney & Lind Lawyers, we acknowledge the lengthy duration some personal injuries cases take in order to achieve a right and just result, i.e. where the injuries require ongoing treatment such as repeat surgery or multidisciplinary rehabilitation, where the case involves two or more defendants or where other complexities requires more lengthy investigations. In those cases, having a third party funder reduces the risk that commercial pressures could play a role in decision making .
We will always apply the 50/50 rule in No Win No Fee matters effectively capping our fees, even if the jurisdiction or legislation may not strictly require it in your case.
The Uplift to legal fees that is usually applied because the risk law firms carry in possibly not being paid usually runs at 25%. At Corney & Lind Lawyers, depending on the nature of your claim, we are willing to consider scaling this back to be a fairer reflection of the risk being carried and record this clearly in our costs agreement with you before you decide to engage us as your lawyers.
Even if we cannot run your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, we alternatively can consider running your claim on a fee for service basis.
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