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 personal 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 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
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"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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