Negligent Will Claim Funding (Including No Win No Fee and Legal Aid)
We offer a range of funding options for pursuing your negligent Will Claim.
No Win-No Fee
In addition to dealing with professional negligence claims on a traditional private basis, we offer our popular No Win – No Fee option.
No Win – No Fee (or to give it its correct legal title “conditional fee”) is suitable where there are very good prospects of success. We risk assess all potential No Win – No Fee negligence claims and if the claim meets our strict criteria we will invite you to enter into a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA.
If we undertake a negligent Will claim under a CFA you will only be required to pay our fees if you win your case. In most instances the winner’s costs will be met by the losing party, so you can expect to recover most of your costs from the other side.
If your negligent Will claim is unsuccessful then you will not have to pay our costs, though you will still be responsible for any disbursements that have been incurred, such as Court fees.
We are also able to deal with negligent Will claims on Legal Aid, which is now known as Public Funding. We will be happy to consider whether you are likely to be eligible to receive Legal Aid and if so, make an application for Public Funding to the Legal Services Commission.
Legal Expenses Insurance
We always make a point of checking whether our clients have the benefit of legal expenses insurance (LEI). If a suitable policy is in place we will contact the insurance company on your behalf to obtain confirmation that the claim will be covered. Some legal expenses insurance companies, such as DAS, often try to persuade people to appoint their own “panel” solicitors. However, anyone who has a legal expenses insurance policy has a legal right to appoint a solicitor of their own choosing, so you shouldn’t feel that your freedom is restricted. If in doubt give us a call and we will sort it out with the insurer ourselves.
Finally, if you do not have LEI and decide to proceed on a No Win – No Fee basis then you may wish to take advantage of a scheme we have in place with leading insurers, QBE. In association with the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association we have teamed up with QBE to offer clients the protection of an “After the Event” LEI policy. These policies will cover the risk of a costs order being made against you. They also provide cover for the costs of certain disbursements should you lose your professional negligence case. Premiums are deferred and self insured, so you only have to pay them as and when you win the negligence claim – and as the winner’s costs are normally paid by the loser it means that in most cases you will not have to pay anything at all for the policy.