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No Win, No Fee” What does it mean?
In the realm of legal services, particularly in personal injury cases, the term ‘no win – no fee’ is frequently advertised by many law firms. But what does this actually mean for you, the client?

A ‘no win – no fee’ costs agreement is a commitment from us, your lawyers, to take on your case without upfront fees. You only pay us if we win your case. This arrangement is particularly beneficial for those with limited financial means, ensuring that EVERYONE has the opportunity to seek justice and legal representation.

But it is important to note not all firms offer the same terms, so it’s imperative to know the key terms offered.

1. Understanding the Terms:
Our ‘no win – no fee’ agreement is straightforward. We take on the legal risk. If the case is unsuccessful, you don’t owe us any legal fees.

2. Outlays and Disbursements:
Most firms charge clients interest on top of the outlays and disbursements they incur on your behalf, and in the event they do not win your case, you may still be required to pay for the outlays incurred by that firm. At Brandon & Gullo Lawyers, we take a different approach. We really mean it when we say, we are ‘no win, no fee’. We cover all of your outlays ourselves and will only recover the costs of these when your case is successful.

3. Other Party’s Legal Costs:
In the Queensland legal system, the party who loses the case may be required to pay the recoverable costs of the successful party. This means that in the event you win your case, the defendant may be required to pay a significant portion of your legal fees and outlays. It’s also important to note that if a case is unsuccessful, you may be required to contribute to the legal costs of the opposing party. At Brandon & Gullo, we will analyse your case from the outset, and advise you if there is a risk of you losing your claim before you decide to commence your claim. Your peace of mind is our priority.

4. Choosing the Right Firm:
Not all law firms offer ‘no win – no fee’ agreements, nor are they experts in the injury litigation area. It’s therefore essential to discuss fee structures, expertise, and individual approaches with different firms before making the important decision on who to engage as your lawyer.

5. Litigation Loans:
Some firms might suggest you take out a ‘litigation loan’ to cover outlays, often with high-interest rates. At Brandon & Gullo Lawyers, we do not endorse this approach. We cover all of your outlays ourselves, and do NOT charge you any interest at all, ever, and you only pay our outlays in the event your case is successful (many firms require you to pay their outlays win, lose or draw!). We believe in a transparent, fair financial process, prioritising our clients’ financial wellbeing.

Why Choose Brandon & Gullo Lawyers?
We understand not everyone has room in their budget to pay for a lawyer to act on their behalf and provide advice. At BG Law we offer no-win no-fee assistance because we want all our clients to have access to premium legal advice and services, regardless of their financial situation. We don’t want anyone to miss out on access to justice and compensation due to lack of finances. We are exceptional, and we care – We are not your ordinary lawyers.

Remember, seeking legal advice is crucial before entering into any financial agreements related to your legal case. Our team at Brandon & Gullo Lawyers is here to guide you through every step, ensuring you understand all aspects of your legal journey.

Contact us today for a free case consultation if you or someone you know has been injured on the road or at work.

 

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