If you have a claim that has legal merit but cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, a no win no fee arrangement can help you enforce your legal rights. In some situations we may be able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis.
What Is a No Win No Fee Lawyer?
When you retain a lawyer on a no win no fee basis, you don’t have to pay us for your lawyer’s professional services unless your claim is successful. And if your claim is not successful, you don’t have to pay us for your lawyer’s professional services at all.
No Win No Fee Costs
No win, no fee arrangements have some catches. Even if you retain a no win no fee lawyer you still have to pay disbursements. A disbursement is a cost that the no win no fee lawyer pays on your behalf, such as a fee paid to a medical practitioner for preparation of a medical report.
If your claim is successful, a no win no fee lawyer will charge an additional percentage of the lawyer’s professional fees—not an additional percentage of the amount of damages you receive—to compensate the lawyer for taking on the risk that your claim may fail, and that payment will only be made at the conclusion of your matter (if then).
Finally, if your claim is unsuccessful, there is a risk that a court may order you to pay the other side’s legal costs. This is a risk that exists in all litigation and not just where you choose a no win, no fee arrangement.
Do I Qualify for No Win No Fee?
We offer no win no fee arrangements primarily in personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents. We also offer no win no fee arrangements in inheritance disputes, and in some commercial matters.
Before we enter into a no win no fee arrangement with you we will need to be satisfied that your claim has legal merit and good prospects of being successful.
We are not permitted to offer no win no fee arrangements in family law matters (such as, for instance, property settlements and custody disputes).
We will meet you at no charge for a first meeting, so if you’re looking for no win no fee lawyers in Adelaide or Mount Barker, come and speak to us to see whether we can offer you our services on a no win no fee basis or whether another arrangement will serve you better. Just contact us for for details.