What is “No Win No Fee” exactly?

This is where we, as your solicitors, offer to act on your behalf knowing full well that if we do not win the case we will not be paid for any of our work. We can only be paid upon condition that we win so that is why the full term is a “conditional fee arrangement”.

When we win we recover ALL our costs from the other parties or their insurers and from a pre-agreed percentage of any compensation you are awarded.

If you’re ready to begin your claim you can let us know by enquiring online. Still got questions? Ask Lampkin what you’re not sure about.


How much will the legal advice and representation cost?

In real terms you’re not paying out for anything. Our costs can run into many thousands of pounds of legal work. Much will depend on the stance taken by the insurance company who insured the person or company responsible for your injuries. If they admit liability and make early acceptable offers then the legal cost we will recover will be small. If however they dispute everything forcing us into court proceedings the eventual costs could run in to tens of thousands.

Remember though that even though the amount of legal work performed on your case could be substantial, these legal costs will be recovered from the other party’s insurers together with any pre-agreed percentage of the compensation you’re awarded. You will receive at least 75% of any compensation you are awarded.

When you’re ready, finding out about your own claim is easy. Simply send us a quick online claim enquiry.


Are there any hidden charges?

No charges are made directly to you and we will not hide anything from you. To fully fight your case we may need to pay other people for their expertise. These fees are called disbursements.

We will need to pay a fee to obtain copies of your medical records, pay a Doctor to provide a report on your injuries, pay fees to court and maybe other specialists as the case progresses. Some solicitors ask clients to pay for these as they are incurred. We do not. We fund these for you. We then recover them when we win.

Need more answers? Ask Lampkin your question and we’ll get back to you with the answer, or call us on freephone 08081 782110 for no obligation advice.


Is there anything that I do need to pay for?

No. Other than a pre-agreed amount to be taken from any compensation you’re awarded, you will not have to pay for anything in real terms – provided you do not lie to us, deliberately mislead us or fail to cooperate with us such as failing to give instructions or turn up at court.

You can begin your claim whenever you’re ready by enquiring online. Need to know more? Ask Lampkin for further advice.


How do Lampkin & Co recover their costs?

Upon winning your case we draw up a very detailed bill showing everything we did including all the time we spent and letters we wrote. This is then given to the paying party and we negotiate a reasonable amount with them. If we cannot agree, we ask a Judge to look at the bill carefully and make a decision as to an amount it would be reasonable for the losing party to pay us. They then have to pay that to us. Finally, we deduct a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation you’ve been awarded towards our costs.

When you’re ready, it’s straightforward to begin your claim. Just send us a quick online claim enquiry.


What happens if for any reason my case is lost?

In English law the loser generally pays the winner’s costs so if you lose your case you could be ordered to pay the other side’s costs. We, as your solicitors, have to make sure you are protected from this and to do so we take out insurance. You may already have insurance for this as part of your car insurance for example, or we will take out a policy called “After the Event Insurance” (often called ATE). This policy will pay out any award of costs against you. Basically we put you in the position that if you lose, you walk away – unless of course you have lied, deliberately misled us or the insurers or you fail to give reasonable instructions or cooperate.

Need more answers? Ask Lampkin your question and we’ll get back to you with the answer, or call us on freephone 08081 782110 for no obligation advice.


What happens if I refuse an offer?

Another way you could become liable to pay legal costs to the other party or ourselves is if you receive what we consider to be an acceptable offer of settlement but you refuse it. This has consequences as it can reverse the normal loser pays the winners costs rule. If you then go on to recover less than the offer you may be ordered to pay all the costs from the date of the offer which could leave you with a big bill. We will advise you very carefully if an offer is made to help you make the right decision.

You can begin your claim whenever you’re ready by enquiring online. Need to know more? Ask Lampkin for further advice.

If you need to make a personal injury compensation claim contact us for expert advice – you won’t be commiting to anything. When you’re ready, call us on 08081 782110 or send us a quick online claim enquiry and we will call you back.