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What Does ‘No Win, No Fee’ Mean?

The term 'no win, no fee' is widely promoted among compensation lawyers in Queensland. At face value it appears to be a simple statement that needs little explanation, i.e. if you don't win, there is nothing to pay. However, the reality is often a bit more complicated than that.

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While each firm has their own structure, in the majority of law firms, the following is true for 'no win, no fee' matters;

The good

  • If your case is not successful, you will not have to pay the legal fees from the law firm running your case.

The bad

  • In many cases, there may still be other outgoings such as expert medical reports to be paid for. These could be several thousand dollars.

The ugly

  • If your case goes to court and you lose, you may have to pay the other sides legal costs with the majority of law firms offering 'no win, no fee' arrangements. These costs could equate to many tens of thousands of dollars.

Smith's protects you with our 'No Win. No Fee. No Catch' promise.

Smith's Lawyers commitment to protect your rights

With our 'No Win. No Fee. No Catch' promise, there are no circumstances in which you could be left out of pocket with Smith's Lawyers. In the unlikely event that your case is not successful, you won't have a cent to pay us and most importantly, to anyone else.

  • No upfront costs
  • Nothing to pay unless successful
  • Never left out of pocket

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Last update on:
June 1, 2021
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 expert advice call 1800 266 801 or chat via live chat to arrange free initial advice with our Principal lawyer, Greg Smith.

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