At Accident Advice Helpline, we specialise in finding a solicitor in Kinross who works on the basis of ‘no win, no fee’. However, what does this actually mean? Like many things in life, ‘no win, no fee’ is something which looks simple but is open to misinterpretation.
Why ‘no win, no fee’ works
This option came into being in the last nineties when legal aid was no taken away from most personal injury cases. This meant that everyone who was considering a claim would have a decision to make – did they go ahead with the case in the full knowledge that they would have to find the legal fees if they did not win or did they stop right there?
It was a tricky decision, but no win no fee removes the risk. It says that if you do not win the case then you should not have to pay a single penny – which sounds very simple. At Accident Advice Helpline, this is was one of the key things we brought in when we started in 2000 and it remains a cornerstone of our offering even today.
Variations of ‘no win, no fee’
However, there are some things you should look out for. Unsurprisingly, the idea of ‘no win, no fee’ became very attractive and many firms wanted to offer it. However, some would come up with a different way of doing it which meant they still got some fees. One of these was finding insurance which covers for the loss of any fees. This works for them as it avoids the risk for them, but it means the idea of ‘no win, no fee’ is not always as clear cut as it might appear.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a 100% genuine and transparent no win no fee offer. That means that you won’t have to pay a single penny unless you win.
When will you pay?
If you win your case the way in which you pay depends very much on the lawyer in question. A popular approach is to work on a percentage of the compensation sum which incentivises the lawyer to get the most for you. The level of this can vary so it’s a good idea to find out from the law firm what this will be.
Finding a solicitor in Kinross
It is, however, not quite enough just to find a lawyer who offers ‘no win, no fee’ and stop there. What you need to find is someone who will be able to help with the type of accident you’ve suffered. This means finding a solicitor in Kinross who is a specialist in your area – this will greatly enhance your chances of success.
So, to find a solicitor in Kinross give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We also have a website at www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk or you can email us a question at email@example.com.
Date Published: 10th April 2014
Author: David Brown