Whilst many firms now offer ‘no win, no fee’ agreements for accident claims, Bell Lax broke the mould and pioneered ‘no win, no fee’ litigation for all types of commercial and civil disputes. Over the past decade, we have offered ‘no win, no fee’ agreements for cases ranging from consumer contract disputes to multi-million pound commercial litigation and everything in between.
How does it work?
We agree with you what is a “win”. We only get paid if you win. That way we share the risks with you and make your claim affordable for you.
Often, all you need to pay are the court fees. After years of conducting ‘no win, no fee’ agreements our judgment is well respected and trusted. This means we can often instruct your barrister on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis too or arrange a ‘no win, no premium’ litigation insurance policy and usually this premium will be deferred to the end of the case.
Why do we do ‘no win, no fee’?
In return for sharing your risks we get paid more if you win. This is known as a success fee.
We often find that other solicitors turn down good cases simply because a client cannot afford the litigation costs; these often run into thousands of pounds. Our years of experience enable us to evaluate a case from the outset and advise a client on the merits of proceeding with the dispute. Where our evaluation suggests you have a strong enough case, we put our money where our advice is and offer a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement.
What happens if I lose?
You do not pay us.
I already have insurance.
Many of our clients find they have legal expenses insurance as part of their house or business buildings or contents insurance. If you do, we will notify your insurers for you and you do not have to pay. By law, insurers must let you have the solicitor you choose when you are involved in a court case. Our clients choose Bell Lax because, whilst your insurers pay the bill, we fight for you.
Is ‘no win, no fee’ suitable for every case?
We have offered ‘no win, no fee’ agreements for many commercial disputes, ranging from professional negligence claims, to partnership, company and probate cases. We even offered them to defendants. However, if you do not want a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement or your case is not suitable for one for some reason, we look at other options too. For example, we might agree a fixed fee for part of the work to place you on a firm footing to do the rest. Alternatively, we may offer a part ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, whereby you pay some of our fees on a standard hourly rate and the rest are covered on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
How do I find out more?
Contact us for a free consultation about your case.