No Win No Fee Solicitors
No Win No Fee Lawyers In London
Our no win no fee lawyers handle thousands of successful no win no fee claims each year. We can help you to receive the compensation you deserve.
Stuart Kightley Partner
What is No Win No Fee?
A no win no fee solicitors agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), helps protect you from financial risk when making a claim. It is a contract between you and your no win no fee personal injury solicitors.
At Osbornes Law our no win no fee solicitors have used these agreements for many years to fund serious injury and clinical negligence cases, allowing access to justice for thousands of clients who would otherwise be unable to afford the legal fees or to bear the financial risk of losing. There are no upfront fees and you only pay a contribution from your compensation settlement if you win.
No Win No-Fee Personal Injury Claims
You may have suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault. If your personal injury accident was caused as a result of negligence you may be entitled to compensation. A no-win no fee claim is a risk-free way of gaining treatment, care and compensation to put your life back on track.
How Does No-Win No-Fee Work?
We will assess your case and advise you if we think you will win, in which case our no win no fee solicitors will offer to pursue the claim for you. We will explain the terms of the No-Win No Fee compensation agreement (CFA) carefully – and confirm our advice in writing – before you instruct us. The agreement means you do not have to pay any legal costs if you lose your case (except in the case of fraud) and if you win you recover your compensation and costs from your opponent, less a success fee that you pay to us. That success fee compensates us for the risk that if your claim is unsuccessful we do not get paid at all.
No Win No Fee Claims Process
- Contact our London lawyers for a free initial consultation
- We will obtain details about your accident and the injuries you sustained.
- Our no win no fee solicitors will ask questions about how your accident happened and obtain details from you of any losses or expenses you have incurred as a result of your injuries.
- If you have a case, a personal injury solicitor will talk you through the next steps.
Other funding options for my personal injury claim
A no win no fee solicitors agreement is often the best way of funding your personal injury claim, however, there are other alternatives you may wish to consider. Our No Win No Fee personal injury team will discuss with you and explain all possible options.
Government policy and the changes to No Win No Fee claims
The No Win No Fee claims arrangements granted ordinary people access to justice without the worry of being saddled with unaffordable legal bills and other costs. Legislation enacted by the government back in 1999 made the defendant liable for the cost of funding.
This was the principle of ‘polluter pays’, so that the cost of running those cases which did not succeed was met by a levy, or a success fee, together with an insurance premium, on the cases which did succeed, both paid by the losing defendant.
Defendants and their insurers did not like having to meet these additional costs and the insurance industry lobbied hard for a change in the law.
In January 2010, Lord Justice Jackson published a report on costs in the civil justice system. Jackson recommended that insurance policy premiums and success fees should no longer be charged to defendants. Instead these costs should be paid by the winning claimant themselves from their compensation.
Our no win no fee lawyers and other groups that represent injured claimants strongly opposed Jackson’s recommendations. However, the Government went ahead and implemented many of the changes proposed by Lord Justice Jackson in the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“LASPO”) which means that from April 2013 accident victims will have to contribute towards their costs from their compensation.
The success fee contribution is set at a maximum of 25% of the compensation recovered for pain and suffering and past losses
Client StoriesVIEW ALL
Claim settled: Cyclist receives up to £50,000 after being...
Andrew Middlehurst, a lawyer in the specialist cycling injuries team at Osbornes Law, recently settled a claim for a cyclist...Read more
London cyclist struck by 4×4 receives settlement
Andrew Middlehurst, a lawyer in the specialist cycling injuries team at Osbornes Law, recently settled a claim for a cyclist...Read more
Client left with brain injuries after car accident...
Our Spanish client was the front seat passenger in a car driven by her husband which was involved in a...Read more
Settlement secured for head injury caused by hammer...
Osbornes Law has secured a £100,000 settlement for her client who suffered serious head injuries after being attacked in prison by...Read more
£270,000 settlement for school accident
Osbornes Law secures a £270,000 settlement for a Polish woman who slipped as a schoolgirl on a wet floor at school....Read more
£100,000 settlement for tripping at work
Osbornes Law secures £100,000 settlement for Hungarian woman who tripped over a shopping bag at work Siobhan McIvor, a Partner in...Read more
£165,000 settlement for factory accident
Siobhan McIvor, a Partner in the Personal Injury Department of Osbornes Law, has secured a £165,000 settlement, with the help of...Read more
Significant lump sum for below the knee amputation
Mr N, a Romanian man in his 30s, came to the UK to work with his father-in-law in early 2018. He...Read more
Seven figure leg amputation settlement
Mr S was walking across the yard at work when he was run over by a forklift truck from behind....Read more
Examples of Serious Head & Brain Injury Settlements
C–v-N Child pedestrian crossing road knocked over by car when running into road sustaining a traumatic brain injury and...Read more
Multi-Million Settlement After Motorbike Accident
Our lawyers achieved a £5m settlement for a 54-year-old man following a motorbike accident. As a result of the accident,...Read more
Client pursuing head injury claim after life changing...
A young woman has told of the moment her head was completely scalped and lost her ear when her hair...Read more
Motorcycle Accident Case Settles for £400,000
Mr C, an Italian man working in a 5 star London hotel was riding a moped home from work at night...Read more
Motorcycle accident case settles for £90,000
Mr H was a hard-working security operative. He and his wife both worked full time and they were planning to...Read more
Limb amputation to pedestrian awarded £1.8million
Our client suffered life-changing injuries as she was walking home from work. A speeding driver lost control of his vehicle...Read more
Osbornes Helps Client Following Amputation at Work
Mr C a young Romanian national, came to this country for work in 2015. He soon found work as a cleaner...Read more
Life changing injuries following motorbike accident
Our client, who is from Hungary was riding his motorbike in London when a lorry turned across a junction and...Read more
Serious Orthopaedic Injury Settlement for £1million
Our client was a 25-year-old Spanish resident who was travelling in his works’ van when the van was hit by...Read more
Construction Site Accident at Work
Our client suffered numerous fractures to their left leg requiring surgery following a work accident on a construction site. He...Read more
Compensation Awarded Following Amputation Accident on Construction Site
Our client worked as a carpenter/bricklayer on a building site at a residential property in North London. He was...Read more
Cyclist Receives £6,000 For Neck And Back Injuries
Our client hit his bicycle brakes as he approached queuing traffic. As he was doing this he was passing a...Read more
Cycling Lane Accident Compensation Claim
Our client was riding in a cycling lane when the passenger door of a stationary car was suddenly opened into...Read more
Cycle Injury Claim Settled For £12,000
Our client was injured on an East London road when a car pulled out of a parked position into his...Read more
Seven-Figure Cycle Accident Claim Against Local Authority
Our client came off his bicycle whilst on a cycle path. This was after a large stone became lodged in...Read more
"They punch well above their weight. The quality of service they provide equals that of any of the larger top-name firms in this area"
The group is noted for its expertise in matters relating to cycling injuries, and is the official legal partner of the London Cycling Campaign charity.
"A small but high-powered team, dealing with cases of significant value and complexity."
"An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."
"Osbornes Law have captured the magic of keeping the customer service levels of a smaller firm whilst having all the expertise and power of the biggest firms."
"A superb boutique catastrophic injury firm."
"Really good at dealing with people who have suffered a serious injury."
"Affable and charming with very good client-handling skills."
"superb firm with consummate professionals and a human touch."
Osbornes now has a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers; particularly strong on high-value quantum cases, workplace accidents and claims involving foreign workers injured in the UK.
The team provides fantastic strength-in-depth for personal injury claims. It is also particularly well placed to service clients from Eastern Europe with specialist native language speakers. From the smallest case to a multimillion-pound spinal injury case, Osbornes has the right staff to manage every claim.
Ben Posford remains pre-eminent in his field with expert understanding of litigating cases of the upmost severity. His experience builds on Stuart Kightley’s running of the firm with recent partner additions of Rob Aylott making a fantastic addition.
A firm going from strength-to strength-which retains its client care whilst being able to offer a full personal injury service.
Beneath Ben Posford’s calm and reassuring presence, which clients love, lies a formidable tactical and legal brain. His experience tells and he gets it right at every stage of the process from arranging the best possible rehabilitation, to ensuring, so far as possible, a polite relationship with those acting for the defendant in order to ensure best and early resolution of the claim.
"Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team."
"They have an expanding profile in personal injury and clinical negligence and offer a superb, broad service in accidents abroad, enabled by their recruitment of bilingual legal executives who can guide non-English speakers through complex litigation."
"Solid personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims arising from fatalities and severe head and spinal injuries."
"Offers specialist expertise in cycling-related injury claims."
"Offers specialist expertise in cauda equina syndrome cases."
"An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."
"Stuart Kightley is an incredibly empathetic solicitor who is very knowledgeable about traumatic brain injury."
"They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."
"Osbornes has a growing influence and impressive work load and is gaining a reputation for handling complex catastrophic work."
"Osbornes often handles claims valued at over £1m, particularly relating to severe brain and spinal cord injuries and niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome and cycling accidents."
"The hard-working, thorough and committed Robert Aylott, who brings significant heavyweight personal injury experience."
"Key team members include the energetic and personable Stuart Kightley who is head of the personal injury department."
"Catastrophic injury cases head Ben Posford is an excellent practical litigator who offers exceptional service."
Thank you for the hard work and patience and for being so patient with my constant questions.
"I have found Osbornes to be thorough, clear and understanding from the initial call. They do exactly what they say they will and with passion! I would recommend them to anyone".
Very good efficient service. Would not hesitate to use again.
I will use Osbornes for any future needs.
I don't think I could have asked for anything more. One of the best dealings I've had with the legal profession.
Sam was excellent and very professional in dealing with our claim.
Head of the personal injury department, Stuart Kightley is a first-rate practitioner, wholly focused on getting his client the best outcome in a pragmatic, sensible and consensual manner.
As a real specialist in spinal cord injuries, Ben Posford is always looking at new angles on how to maximise his cases.
Ben Posford is one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around.
They provide exceptional service, great knowledge and understanding of the law, excellent client care and tactical nous
Stuart Kightley is praised for his expertise in catastrophic and fatal claims. Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team.
My claim was dealt with efficiently and professionally. Communication was excellent, and timely. Shrewd and sound advice was provided at every stage of the claim from beginning through to completion. On the basis of my personal experience I would strongly recommend Osbornes.
I just wish to thank you for your hard work and successful outcome. I am pleased with the result and would recommend you and your firm to anyone in the future.
Ben Posford … is ‘tactically astute’ and ‘one of the best personal injury solicitors around’.
Ben Posford ‘knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients’.
No Win No Fee FAQs
Can I get Legal Aid for my personal injury claim?
Legal Aid funding has been cut back and it is not available for Personal Injury claims except for abuse claims where a small number of cases may qualify for Legal Aid. Our lawyers will discuss with you and confirm whether Legal Aid is available to you.
Legal Aid is available for a limited number of medical negligence cases. Our medical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you on funding options for medical negligence.
Can I get insurance to cover my personal injury claim?
You may have Legal Expenses Insurance which is also be known as Before The Event Insurance (BTE). This is often sold as part of an overall package for car and household insurance policies. You will need to provide us with a copy of the policy and we will review to make sure the policy can cover you.
You do not need to take out insurance to cover the risk of losing a personal injury or clinical negligence case (in the absence of fraud) but you may wish to do so to cover the risk of having to pay the opponent’s costs in the event that you fail to beat a formal settlement offer made by them, Our No Win No Fee solicitors in London will advise you about insurance before your claim is started.
Can I get private funding to cover my no win no fee claim?
This is an option but is rarely the best option. You would have to fund the case out of your own pocket.
Personal Injury Expertise
- Accident at work Claims
- Amputation & Limb-Loss Claims
- Beauty Treatment Claims
- Brain Injury Claims
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Child Injury Claims
- Criminal Injury Claims
- Cycling Accident Claims
Making No Win No Fee Claim With Osbornes Law
Your road to recovery starts with a free initial consultation. We will give you a full, fair assessment of your personal injury case – and if we don’t think it is a strong one, we will tell you. To help you prepare, here is a checklist of the things we’ll ask about when we speak to you:
- When did your accident or injury happen?
- Can you tell us the details of how it happened?
- Who was involved in your accident or injury?
- Were there any witnesses to the accident or injury?
- Do you have a police report?
- Have you had any medical examinations and/or treatment since your accident or injury?
- Have you lost any income as a result of your accident or injury?
- Have you had to make any specific payments as a result of your accident or injury?
We help people who have been in all types of accidents, but we mainly assist people in high-value and complex trial litigation involving severe brain, head and spinal cord injuries and fatal accident claims.
If you aren’t sure whether we can help then, please, just give us a call. We are grateful for the opportunity to talk about your case, regardless whether you decide to work with us. The phone call is free, and there’s no pressure to hire us. We want you to get better, and we promise you’ll walk away with a better understanding of your rights.
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Croydon Tram Crash Inquest Concludes
Families of Croydon tram crash victims disappointed by Inquest conclusion The families of victims killed in the Croydon tram crash...Read more
Compensation Tables for Personal Injury
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Farming accidents high risk for self-employed
Agriculture represents a dangerous industry in the UK, and according to the Health and Safety Executive’s report 2020/2021, farm deaths...Read more
Bike Boxes – what are the rules?
Cycle boxes at traffic lights I read a post recently on a London cycling forum in relation to some confusion...Read more
Fatal Accidents In The Workplace
A new article from the BBC takes a looked at fatal accidents at work. The report states that since 1981, there...Read more
When To Seek Advice Following An Accident At...
Autumn is upon us and it’s the start of another academic year. With a 7 year old boy recently being...Read more
Pedestrian hit by car on zebra crossing settles...
Blanca Diego, Solicitor in the Osbornes Personal Injury Department, recently settled a claim for a Spanish client who sustained injuries...Read more
Motorcyclists – Could your actions be invalidating your insurance?
Insurance cover for you and your bike is vital in the event of an accident or theft but beware – insurance...Read more
Osbornes partners with leading Brain Injury Charity
Lights, Camera, Legal Advice! This week marks the launch of a new series of 16 legal advice videos with brain injury...Read more
Self-Employed Injury At Work
Dealing with a personal injury claim as a self-employed worker Being self-employed has its advantages, including independence, creative freedom, job...Read more
Osbornes Law joins legal panel of national road...
Osbornes are delighted to announce that the firm has joined the legal panel of the national charity for road crash...Read more
The Dangers of Working on Farms
According to the Health and Safety Executive, over the last 10 years, almost one person a week has been killed as...Read more
Changes to employer’s liability for work accidents
As it now stands employers are automatically liable for some workplace injuries, (without the Claimant having to prove “fault”) is...Read more
What happens if a solicitor goes bust?
What happens if my solicitor has ceased trading? Like many business, some solicitors’ practices are struggling at the moment financially...Read more
The importance of parks for cycling
I ventured outside the comfort of my home this past weekend for the first time in 11 weeks. As I walked...Read more
Compensation for Accidents at Home
Accident at home claim Accidents are a leading cause of death, injury, and disability and according to the Royal Society...Read more
Road Traffic Accidents: Steps to Take if You...
Road casualty statistics are published twice a year by the UK government. The latest figures published at the end of 2019...Read more
Bringing a Personal Injury Claim – What is ‘No...
In the case of personal injury, we commonly hear important terms such as; ‘accident’, ‘negligence’ and ‘no win no fee’....Read more
Choosing a solicitor for someone who has suffered...
According to the organisation Headway, more than 1 million people attend Accident and Emergency Departments with a head injury every year...Read more
#HatsforHeadway fundraiser for national brain injury charity
Recently staff from Osbornes Law took part in #HatsforHeadway to support the fantastic work Headway do to help improve lives...Read more
Warehouse injuries – what are my rights?
As the Government allows some of us to return to work, I have been reflecting on current dangers, not just...Read more
Bike Cam Prosecutions
Have you ever been cut up by a van turning left? Or been riding along only to find the tarmac...Read more
Around the World In One Day for NHS...
On Thursday 30th April 2020 I took part in a 240 mile cycle, raising money for the NHS. This ride was to...Read more