What does “no win, no fee, no catch” mean and how does it work?


"No Win, No Fee, No Catch" means just that. If we don’t win your case, you pay nothing to us or anyone else.

We take on the costs of running the case and only charge a fee if and when the matter is successful resolved.

"No win, no fee" shifts the risk to the law firm and provides far greater access to justice than traditional charging methods. However, it isn’t the same as a free legal service such as legal aid or pro bono services.

The main purpose of "no win, no fee" is to provide access to justice by removing the upfront costs and many of the risks.

At Smith’s Lawyers, we only charge for the actual work done, not a fixed percentage. We have no upfront legal costs and do not use outlay financing.

Last updated:
February 22, 2024

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 960 482 or request a free case review to talk to one of our lawyers today.

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