No Win No Fee Claims

No win no fee compensation claims were first introduced to the UK in 1995, and replaced legal aid, the government enabled system for providing funding to help people get a fair hearing, access the court process. "No Win No Fee" is the term used to describe the agreement between a lawyer and a client, which allows the lawyer to take on a case on the basis that if the claim is unsuccessful the client will not have to pay the lawyers costs. However, the cleint may still be responsible for paying for the defendants costs if the case is lost.

If the case is successful, the lawyer will be entitled to their standard fee, plus a success fee. The success fee cannot be more than 100% of the standard cost. If the client wins their claim against the defnedant, either the Courts or the losing party’s will make an award of damages. In addition, the defendant will be required to pay the client's legal costs including any uplift of fees as well as expenses. In most Conditional Fee Agreements, the client will have nothing to pay and will receive 100% of any compensation awarded in their claim.