Background

No Win, No Fee clinical negligence solicitors

Coodes’ no win no fee clinical negligence solicitors are known for delivering first-class legal expertise and sympathetic advice. If you believe you or a loved one have been injured, scarred or developed an illness or disability as a result of clinical or medical negligence, we can help you secure the justice and compensation to which you are entitled. In many cases, we will be able to support you on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay any legal fees.

No win no fee clinical negligence claims

We can represent you under a number of funding arrangements, including a no win no fee agreement, which is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. This allows you to make a claim for compensation for clinical negligence with no financial risk to you or your family. You’ll receive the same exceptional levels of professional service, expertise and understanding but without having to worry about any costs you might otherwise incur.

How does no win no fee work?

Under a no win no fee agreement:

  • If you win your case, your opponent, for example, the NHS, will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent may be deducted from the compensation that you receive
  • If you win your case, we are entitled to charge a success fee (capped at 25% of general damages and past losses), which is deducted from the compensation that you receive
  • If you lose your case, you won’t have to pay anything

Our clinical negligence solicitors are committed to securing access to justice for our clients. We are always happy to act on a no win, no fee basis if we believe your case is strong enough and meets our assessment criteria. So, when you contact us, we will provide a free initial consultation in which we will run through the initial details of your claims with you and advise you on whether we feel the case is strong enough to proceed on a no win no fee basis.

Our no win no fee medical negligence solicitors deal with many cases every year and, while no two are the same, our promise to you is that:

  • We will always provide you with free initial advice
  • There are no hidden costs
  • There is no financial risk to you if you lose your case
  • If your case is unsuccessful, we will not charge you for our legal costs (provided you comply with the terms of our agreement)
  • We will do everything we can to recover the maximum amount of compensation available to you and your loved ones
  • In most cases you will keep the majority of your compensation and we will work to keep your liabilities for legal costs to a minimum by recovering as much as possible from your opponent

Are you eligible for a no win no fee agreement?

We assess each case individually so that we can provide you with the best advice and funding options. To be eligible for a no win no fee agreement you will need to have a strong case that meets our assessment requirements.

Other types of funding

If your claim is not eligible for a no win no fee agreement, or if this agreement is not the best option, there are a number of other funding options, including funding through a trade union or an existing insurance policy. Many household insurance, policies include cover against legal costs for clinical negligence so it’s worth checking what insurance you have in place, if any. They may try to persuade you to use their panel solicitors, but you have the right to choose who you wish to instruct.

For most claims, unless you are part of a trade union or have insurance cover, a no win no fee agreement is the best funding option. Our expert clinical negligence team will talk you through your options and provide advice on the best funding route for your individual circumstances. In some circumstances you may be eligible for legal aid to cover your legal costs.

Legal aid

Legal aid (also referred to as “public funding”) may be available but only for children who have suffered a neurological injury caused during pregnancy, childbirth or within the first eight weeks of their life. We are one of a small number of firms with a legal aid funding contract and able to offer this funding. We will of course advise you whether you are eligible for this and take the relevant steps to secure this funding.

Whatever your case, we offer a free initial consultation to help you understand the process and the likely funding basis of your claim.

Team

Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Gareth Monk

Paralegal

Sharon Parsons

Litigation Executive

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Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

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