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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitor in Kirknewton

    We live in a world which seems to be beset on all sides by money worries and nowhere do you see this more than in personal injury cases. Here you have people whose ability to earn might be reduced and are looking at trying to find a solicitor in Kirknewton who can help them make a claim. However, this article will look at some of the ways in which you can pay for your lawyers and how you can put those concerns aside.

    About legal fees

    Over the past 20 or so years there have been significant changes in the way legal fees are paid and this has had a significant impact on the world of personal injury claims,

    The first change was the removal of legal aid which means there was no government support in making any claim.

    More recently there have also been changes to the way in which solicitors collect success fees. It used to be the case that they could take their success fee from the other side, but that is no longer the case. As a result, the amount of money you have to pay your lawyer in the event of a successful case has gone up and with it the risk associated with making a claim.

    Finding a solicitor in Kirknewton

    However, it’s not all doom and gloom because there are ways around this. The most famous is to find a solicitor in Kirknewton who offers no win, no fee’. This is a method of paying in which the law firm takes on all the risk of making a claim. They will only charge you money if they are successful in winning their case.

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    Within this concept of ‘no win, no fee’, though, there are several different layers. Some will be 100% genuine ‘no win, no fee’, while others will still include some expenses. One option is to take out insurance which effectively covers you for losing your case.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we take the former option. When we say we’re ‘no win, no fee’, you can have faith that we really mean it. The only time you will ever owe us money is if we have been successful in helping you to win your case.

    What do you pay?

    So, if you do win, what will you pay? Well, sometimes there is a referral fee plus the fees of the lawyers. These can often come from the compensation itself which minimises the impact. This should be no more than 20-30% of your overall compensation fee, so make sure you understand what will be owed and at what time before you enter into any agreements.

    So, if you want to find a ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor in Kirknewton, give us a call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We also have a website at or you can email us a question at

    Date Published: 12th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.