If the claim is not successful and you were honest and cooperative, you will not be obliged to pay for the services of our solicitors. Any fees payable will be waived.
During our initial conversation, we will consider the nature of your claim and the merits of success. It usually takes between 10 and 20 minutes to consider whether this type of agreement is suitable for you. There may be occasions where we require additional time for consideration to be given to your claim, and we may need to undertake further research. You will not be charged for this. If we feel that your claim has prospects of success, then this type of agreement can be entered into, and if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged for our fees (providing that you comply with the terms of the agreement).
If your claim occurred after 1 April 2013, and if your claim is successful, we will claim a “success fee”. This ‘fee’ is determined by the complexity and the risk of the claim or defence. The maximum deduction we would take is limited to 25% of damages (except future losses), as a contribution to our costs. However, “success” must allow for a number of different factors, including the risk that a judgment will be obtained against the Defendant but cannot be enforced. Therefore the actual percentage of the success fee, depends on the risk we accept when we agree to deal with your claim, and the amount of work that is carried out on your case.