No Win, No Fee funding for your professional negligence claim and other options
It’s important in any professional negligence claim to consider the issue of funding your legal costs at the outset. We offer a range of funding options, including our popular No Win, No Fee funding scheme.
Before you embark on making a professional negligence claim you need to know where you stand, not only with regard to your own legal costs but also your potential liability for your opponent’s costs. Up to the point that court proceedings are commenced you only need to worry about your own costs. But once court proceedings are issued in a professional negligence claim you can become liable for your opponent’s costs if you lose your case or have to discontinue the court action.
No Win, No Fee funding
Our No Win, No Fee funding scheme is particularly popular and substantially reduces your financial risks when making a professional negligence claim. No Win – No Fee professional negligence claim funding usually takes the form of a Conditional Fee Agreement, but it is not suitable in all cases.
For No Win, No Fee funding to be viable the legal merits of the case must be very good. Furthermore the value of the claim must be substantial and ideally well above the small claims court threshold of £10,000.
Where No Win, No Fee funding isn’t suitable some people opt to pay on a private basis. We are always happy to discuss this option and provide you with a budget. We can also set an initial fee limit when investigating a case at the outset.
Help for litigants in person
We are able to help litigants in person on an ad hoc basis. So rather than retaining us to deal with every aspect of your case from start to finish, you can call upon us to assist with specific issues and therefore limit the legal costs you incur.
Legal Expenses Insurance
We can check whether you have the benefit of a legal expenses policy that might cover your claim. These policies are often included with other insurance products and we frequently find that people are unaware that they have cover. If you give us details we will be happy to liaise with your insurers and tell you if your legal costs are covered.
When we deal with a case on a No Win, No Fee basis we can usually arrange for ‘after the event’ legal expenses insurance to cover you for being ordered to pay your opponent’s legal costs. The insurance premium is paid at the end of the case and only if you win. However legal expenses insurance can be very expensive. The government has ruled that premiums can no longer be recovered from the losing party, so you need to factor that cost into your budget when considering whether the claim is economically viable.
Free legal helpline
If you would like to discuss funding your professional negligence claim.or ask any questions about how No Win, No Fee funding works then give us a call on our free helpline 0808 139 1595 or email us at [email protected]