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What does “NO WIN NO FEE” mean?

Solicitors have to adhere to very strict advertising regulations set out by the Law Society of Ireland that prohibit solicitors from using particular words or phrases that may suggest legal services can be provided on a no win no fee basis. This applies to mentioning in advertising particular types of legal services offered, such as advice and assistance with personal injury claims and medical negligence claims.

Laws Pertaining to Charges

Solicitors are also prohibited from charging a percentage of any award made from a personal injury claim or medical negligence claim and any advertising undertaking by solicitors in this area must clearly state this prohibition.

Whilst the advertising of a “no win no fee” is clearly prohibited, the practice is not.

Solicitors will usually accept cases on a no win no fee basis only after carefully examining the likelihood of success.  At Halpin and Company Solicitors, we will arrange to meet with prospective clients to discuss their personal injury claim and go through in detail with you the facts and circumstances leading up to and following the injury.  It is only after such a detailed consultation that as personal injury solicitors in Cork, Halpin and Company solicitors will confirm whether or not a successful claim can be brought on your behalf.

Should such a claim fail, the client would still be liable for the costs of the other party even if there may be an agreement with the client’s own solicitor that there would be no fees charged in the case that the claim fails.  As well as the other party’s fees you would also be liable for any outlay such as medical reports, engineers’ reports and barristers’ fees.

False or exaggerated claims are illegal and those found to have made such a claim could face a criminal prosecution.

It is important to choose highly experienced solicitors such as Halpin and Company Solicitors when determining if you should pursue any personal injury claim.

Please contact us at 021 – 4251843 or info@halpinsolicitors.ie to discuss.

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