Why we offer a ‘No win, no fee’ costs budgeting service
Posted on 12th November 2020 at 15:55
By Lee Carter, director and Costs Draftsman
Taking on a no win, no fee Clinical Negligence or Personal Injury Case is often a complex and risky process for solicitors.
You might feel that justice deserves to be done.
But, as with all cases, there’s no guarantee your client will be successful.
To minimise the risks and expenditure which law practices face, we offer our Budgeting Costs services on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis for Clinical Negligence or Personal Injury Cases.
In our experience, it’s important to always be pro-active with regards to your costs – even with cases where a Conditional Fee Agreement is in place.
Handling the Cost Litigation process is far from easy.
But our team of experienced Costs Lawyers have a proven track record for dealing with every type of Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence claim.
By offering a solicitor and their case judgement our backing, we hope to make it easier for clients to gain access to justice.
We do not act on behalf of 'Litigants in person' as they do not usually have to file and exchange budgets or a budget discussion report, in accordance with CPR 3.13.
Instruct us to manage costs and we’ll use our knowledge and experience to save you valuable time.
Working in partnership at every stage of the case, our experts ensure your Precedent Form H is accurate and compliant.
With our assistance, solicitors and law firms can commit to the complex CFA costs process with 100% confidence.
No financial risk
The majority of medical negligence and personal injury claims made in the UK are carried out under a CFA.
In our experience, being free of this financial burden can encourage solicitors to instruct external Legal Costs Draftsmen – no matter how complex or risky the claim may be.
At Carter Burnett, we offer the same ‘no win, no fee’ support so that law firms can act with complete confidence as we share the burden.
If a case is successful, our work is recovered from the paying party, in accordance with PD 3E 7.2 a) and b).
Should a claim prove unsuccessful, the instructing law firm does NOT pay a penny because we will waive our fees.
The main circumstances when we waive our fees are:
• Discontinuance of the case
• Acceptance of a 'drop hands' offer with both parties bearing their own costs
• Loss at trial
Whilst we carefully consider each case on its own merits, we’re willing to accept this financial risk to assist our client’s in providing access to justice.
To discover more about our ‘no win, no fee’ costs lawyers and the services we provide, contact us or call 01482 534567 for an informal discussion.
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