What Percentage Do Solicitors Take For No Win No Fee?

By Daniel Janeway. Last Updated 13th May 2022. In this guide, we aim to answer the question ‘what percentage do solicitors take for No Win No Fee?’. In this article, we will look at how No Win No Fee agreements work and explain how they could affect how you fund your solicitors work.

What percentage do solicitors take for No Win No Fee?

What percentage do solicitors take for No Win No Fee?

If you’ve been harmed in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be thinking about making a personal injury claim. However, you could be worried about the financial implications of hiring a solicitor. 

Read on to find out more about No Win No Fee agreements, how they could benefit you and how much No Win No Fee lawyers take from such agreements. If you would like to ask questions to an adviser about No Win No Fee agreements, then you can contact Public Interest Lawyers for free legal advice. Our advisers can give you guidance about making a claim. If you have strong grounds to claim, they may also be able to connect you with an experienced solicitor from our panel for additional support.

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  1. What Percentage Can Solicitors Take For Some No Win No Fee Claims?
  2. What Are No Win No Fee Claims?
  3. The Advantages Of No Win No Fee Claims
  4. Why Could Public Interest Lawyers Offer A 15% Fee?
  5. What Do I Pay If I Do Not Win My Claim?
  6. Accident Claims Calculator
  7. Contact Us To Find Out What Percentage Solicitors Could Take
  8. Helpful No Win No Fee Claims Resources

What Percentage Can Solicitors Take For Some No Win No Fee Claims?

When you are working with a No Win No Fee solicitor, they may offer to represent your claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).

In these instances, you will pay a success fee as a legally capped percentage from your compensation. The way the fee works and what it covers will be set out in the agreement you sign before your solicitor begins working on your case.

Alternatively, if you have an unsuccessful claim, you aren’t required to pay your solicitor this success fee.

A No Win No Fee percentage can only be a maximum of 25% of your settlement. This limit is stated in the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013. This means your solicitor cannot take more than 25% from your settlement if you’re working under a CFA.

However, it is possible for this percentage to be lower than 25%. Your lawyer will inform you when this is the case. If you choose to enlist our services, our lawyers can sometimes work with you on the understanding that they will take less than 25% from your settlement. Get in touch today to discuss the possibility of a discount such as this with our advisors.

What Are No Win No Fee Claims?

A No Win No Fee agreement is a way of funding the work of your solicitor. It means that you are under no obligation to pay the solicitor if you are not paid your compensation. You also don’t have to worry about any ongoing or upfront fees. This could be beneficial if you are already struggling financially. 

On the other hand, your solicitor will deduct a success fee if your claim does succeed. This fee is legally capped, meaning you will get to keep the majority of your compensation. 

It is important to note here that No Win No Fee is an umbrella term. This covers Damaged Based Agreement DBA and Conditional Fee Agreements CFA. Though there are some similarities, there are also some key differences. 

Damaged Based Agreements vs Conditional Fee Agreements

In a Conditional Fee Agreement CFA, your success fee is only deducted if your case is successful. The legal cap is set at 25% of your compensation payout amount. This excludes future losses and expenses. You get to keep this in its entirety. 

However, the Damages-Based Agreements Regulations 2013 which also has a legal cap, for instance, 25% for personal injury cases but up to 50% for others. 

The Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013

In 2013, The Conditional Fee Agreements Order (CFAO) was written into legislation. This outlined how CFA’s should work for all solicitors. This was because there were common issues with solicitors overcharging for their work and leaving clients with little compensation left afterwards. This legislation changed it so a solicitor can never charge you more than 25% under a CFA. 

However, it is possible a solicitor may charge less than this. If you decide to hire one of the solicitors from our panel to help you with your claim, they could potentially offer you a No Win No Fee agreement with a 15% success fee. Want to know more? Get in touch now. 

The Advantages Of No Win No Fee Claims

As aforementioned, a No Win No Fee agreement has the benefit of having no upfront or ongoing payments, meaning you will not be obliged to pay out of pocket. If you have already struggled with finances due to your accident, this could work best for you. 

It also has the advantage of being less risky. In other forms of agreement, if you pay upfront, you may lose money if you do not receive compensation. The solicitor takes on the risk of not being paid so that you don’t have to. 

Another benefit is that the success fee is legally capped. This means that even if you do have to pay your solicitor for their work, you will still keep the majority of your compensation amount, rather than having to pay it to your solicitor. 

Why Could Public Interest Lawyers Offer A 15% Fee? 

We want to make the claims process work for you at Public Interest Lawyers. The solicitors on our panel are here to help make your life easier when starting a personal injury claim. 

That is why, in certain circumstances, the solicitors on our panel may offer their services with only a 15% success fee, rather than the 25% other solicitors may charge. 

If you get in touch with us today, our team of expert advisors will give you more information about the reduced success fee rate. Could you be eligible? Find out now by calling us or using our website to contact us. 

What Do I Pay If I Do Not Win My Claim?

Due to the risk on the solicitors part, a lawyer will generally only take a case on if there is a good chance of it being successful. If a claim does not succeed, your solicitor runs the risk of not receiving payment for their work at all. This means that if your claim is taken on, they have high hopes for success. 

However, no claim is guaranteed to be successful. If you lose your claim, you won’t be required to pay your lawyer for their work. 

Accident Claims Calculator

This section includes a table of bracket amounts relating to various personal injuries. These figures are calculated from past case studies, so they are not guaranteed and are taken from the Judicial College guidelines. This document helps legal professionals value personal injury claims. These figures are known as general damages, the element of your compensation aiming to cover the suffering caused by your injury.

You will be invited to an independent medical appointment to make a more accurate estimate of what you could claim. A professional will assess your injuries and how they may continue to affect your life in the future to see how much you could be compensated. 

InjurySeverityAmountNotes
Kidney(a)£169,400 to £210,400You could claim here for serious damage to or loss of both kidneys.
Foot(a)£169,400 to £201,490You could claim here for the amputation of both feet.
Deafness/Tinnitus(a)£109,650 to £140,660You could claim here for total deafness and a related loss of speech.
Toe(a)£36,520 to £56,080You could claim here for the traumatic or surgical amputation of all toes.
Jaw(i)£30,490 to £45,540You could claim here for severe and multiple fractures that result in a need for prolonged treatment. There may be permanent consequences, such as pain, eating restrictions and arthritis of the joints.
Achilles TendonSerious£24,990 to £30,090You could claim here when a complete division of the tendon has successfully been repaired but left a weakness and limitation of ankle movements where further improvement may be unlikely.
LegLess Serious (ii)£9,110 to £14,080You could claim here for a simple fracture of the femur with no damage to the surface.
Hernia(c)£3,390 to £7,230You could claim here for uncomplicated hernias that have possibly repaired and are not associated with no other abdominal injuries.
Teeth(iii)£2,200 to £3,950You could claim here for the serious damage or loss of one front tooth.

You could also claim special damages in a personal injury claim. This aims to reimburse you for specific financial losses incurred due to your injury. It could also cover possible future losses. You could potentially claim back for a loss of earnings, medical expenses or travel costs. 

To claim special damages, it is important to prove that your financial loss was a direct result of your accident or injury. This could include payslips or bank statements to prove lost wages

Contact Us To Find Out What Percentage Solicitors Could Take

After reading this article, we hope that you may feel you understand No Win No Fee agreements more and the percentages that solicitors take. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team at any time. Our advisors are available 24/7 to help you with any queries you may have. 

For free advice or to start a No Win No Fee claim today, get in touch today. You could be connected with an expert solicitor from our panel to help you start your claim. 

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Helpful No Win No Fee Claims Resources

Thank you for reading our guide answering the question, ‘what percentage do solicitors take for No Win No Fee?’. We hope you found it helpful. For further helpful resources, please see below.

No Win No Fee Claims Against the Council – Wondering how you could make a claim against your council? Our guide could help you. 

Motorcycle Injury Lawyers – An article explaining how to claim with a motorcycle injury lawyer. 

Make a No Win No Fee Bus Crash Claim – Have you been injured in a bus crash? Make a No Win No Fee claim with us today. 

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, 2012 – The legislation describing the costs associated with legal representation. 

Limitation Act, 1980 – The legislation explaining the different time limitations attached to making a claim. 

Model Conditional Fee Agreement – The Law Society’s definition of a Conditional Fee Agreement. 

If, after reading this guide, you still have any questions regarding what percentage solicitors take from No Win No Fee agreements, then you can contact Public Interest Lawyers for support. You can contact our advisers online or by phone using the contact details included within this guide.