What is meant by ‘No Win No Fee’?
‘No win no fee’ is a Government endorsed agreement with your lawyers stating that if they do not win the case, you will not have to pay. This means you pay nothing upfront and only pay legal costs if/when the case is successful. Payment of legal costs is dependent on whether or not you obtain a settlement from the case or tribunal. There may be some expenses which your solicitors incur which you will have to pay win or lose. These might for example be travel costs or the cost of any medical report.
Within employment law this is a method used to address the costs of the legal services whilst allowing you to make a claim without paying out first. Regardless of the nature of your claim as an employee, during the period the firm are trying to win your case, you will not pay us anything save for expenses. It is only if the case is won that you will incur the agreed charges. Typically, the amount paid if the case is won, is expressed as a percentage of the overall sum recovered.
There is a careful vetting process to assess the chance of success of the claim. So it is not guaranteed that your case will be offered a ‘no win no fee’ agreement. However the agreement aims to encourage the pursuit of claims that may otherwise not be investigated. This ensures people are getting access to justice and do not miss an opportunity for compensation in fear of being out of pocket.
What are the Benefits?
The main benefit to you is that if the case is lost, you will not have to pay out a penny (save for any expenses). The solicitors are taking on all the risk of the case, so you do not have to take a gamble.
In many cases, people may be unable to afford to pay a solicitor without being 100% sure they are going to win the case. This puts many people who are in a position to make a claim off doing so. No win, no fee cases completely remove this risk. They offer many people the opportunity to pursue claims they could not otherwise afford to take this risk on.
It also reduces the pressure of making a claim. After an incident with an employer we understand this can be a stressful time that often leads to loss of income. This can put tension onto individuals and families and taking risks is not financially viable in such situations. The process of making a claim is easier knowing that you do not have to pay out if your claim is unsuccessful.
It also gives you more trust in your solicitors to be driven to win your case. Paired with our professional, dedicated solicitors, you can be sure to rely on us to get the best possible outcome for you.
Why Davies and Partners Solicitors?
At Davies and Partners Solicitors we offer no win, no fee on a case dependent basis. Whether you are claiming for discrimination, constructive dismissal, redundancy issues or whistle blowing, we will offer you our expert advice and recommend the best possible course of action.
We have clear terms of conditions and structurally strong agreements to ensure you get the promised service and are not left out of pocket. We have an approachable practice that is designed to make the process as simple and stress free as possible for customers to pursue their claims. If you have a claim you would like to pursue on a no win, no fee basis then do not hesitate to contact us.