Funding a Claim

Finding The Right Option For You

It will not cost you anything to contact us for initial advice. We are happy to have a confidential discussion with you to advise you whether you have a claim.

If we advise you to make a claim, and you wish to instruct us, we will review all the funding options with you and tell you which one is most appropriate.

Options For Funding Your Claim

There are various ways of funding your claim. The most common are:

  • Conditional Fee Agreement - Known as a “No Win, No Fee” agreement.
  • Legal Expenses Insurance – Many people have what is known as “Before the Event (BTE)” insurance as part of their motor, home contents or other policy. This may be described as Legal Expenses Insurance or Family Legal Protection or similar. We will check with you whether you have any such cover and, if you do so, will contact the Insurance Company on your behalf, to see whether there is any advantage to you in using that insurance to fund the cost of your case.
  • Trade Union – If you are a member of a Trade Union, they may provide some help with legal issues.

If the “No Win, No Fee” option is available, it may be the best option for you.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid is now only available in medical negligence cases for children with brain injuries resulting in severe disability which were caused during pregnancy, at the time of birth or in the first 8 weeks after birth.

We can apply for Legal Aid for you, on behalf of your child, in appropriate cases.

You can be confident that if we believe you have a good claim, we will find a way of funding it.