Fees in Injury Claims.
McKeering Down Lawyers is a ‘no win, no fee’ law firm. If we consider you have reasonable prospects of succeeding in your claim we will act for you on a “no win, no fee” basis.
What does “no win no fee” mean ?
We conduct personal injuries litigation on a “no win no fee” basis.
At the initial consultation we will seek from you instructions about how the incident occurred and form a preliminary view about your prospects of succeeding in the action. Based on that preliminary view of your prospects of succeeding we will advise you whether or not we are willing to act for you on a “no win no fee” basis.
If further investigation is necessary prior to forming an opinion we will advise you of those further investigations and act for you on a “no win no fee” basis in the meantime.
The term “no win no fee” means that you will only pay us upon the successful conclusion of your claim. Under the Legal Profession Act we are required to enter into a Client Agreement with you and this will set out for you in detail the basis upon which we will be acting for you.
How do we get paid?
We charge on the basis of the work conducted for you. No fixed percentage of your damages is payable to us.
The legislation has prescribed a safety net type provision for persons who engage no win no fee law firms like ours to conduct personal injuries litigation for them. In essence the safety net provision – which is referred to as the “50%-50% rule” – provides that after deduction of any disbursements and refunds payable you must receive at least as much as we do from your claim. The 50%-50% rule rarely comes into play in our practice and then only in small claims.