What is no win no fee?

The term 'no win no fee' typically refers to 'Conditional Fee Agreements' (CFAs). If a claim on a CFA is unsuccessful the solicitor receives no payment for their work under the CFA, hence the term no win no fee.

If the claim is successful the solicitor claims a higher than normal level of fees to reflect their risk in taking the case on a CFA.

When could no win no fee apply?

  • Personal injury and medical accident claims - Under conditional fee ('no win no fee') agreements, solicitors will not generally receive payment of their fees if a claim doesn't succeed. However, under these agreements in personal injury/clinical negligence cases solicitors are entitled to charge a success fee to clients who win their cases (a percentage of the solicitors' fees, capped at 25% of compensation obtained for pain and suffering and for financial losses up to the date of any trial). However, our personal injury and clinical negligence team is currently offering zero success fees in new personal injury and clinical negligence cases we take on under conditional fee agreements.
  • Employment claims - We do not usually offer no win no fee arrangements for employment cases but in certain circumstances we may be able to assist you. Visit our employment litigation fact sheet or call +44 (0)20 3826 7667 to find out more.
  • Other disputes - For other types of disputes no win no fee is not available for claims with a value of less than £50,000. For claims over £50,000 we will undertake an assessment to consider whether we are prepared to offer a no win no fee arrangement. There will be a charge for this initial assessment.

Why instruct Russell-Cooke?

  • Instructing a firm like Russell-Cooke ensures that your case will be dealt with properly and that everything will be clearly explained. At Russell-Cooke we will do our utmost to ensure that you get the best settlement and we have the resources to take on and properly fund the largest and most costly no win no fee claims. Russell-Cooke is a strong ally and not a processor of bulk claims.

    Further details can be found on our personal injury and clinical negligence service pages.