Category Archives: Legal costs

Meaning of legal costs, no win no fee and legal aid

Qualified one way costs shifting

QOCS is the catchy shortened version. Since 1 April 2013 a new concept has been introduced for personal injury cases. If a Claimant’s case fails the unsuccessful Claimant does not have to pay the legal costs of the successful Defendant, … Continue reading

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Legal cover and legal protection

Legal cover or legal protection are terms used for legal expenses insurance Legal expenses insurance is designed to allow you to bring a compensation case without worrying about having to pay legal costs. I think of it as allowing the … Continue reading

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Changes to personal injury compensation claims

Why are changes coming to personal injury compensation claims? The insurance industry lobby has won its argument that too many people are claiming compensation or personal injury and that the legal costs they pay are too high. If you do … Continue reading

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Paying the cost of personal injury claim

Paying the cost of a personal injury claim Today a claimant bringing a personal injury compensation case can be protected from the risk of paying the other side’s fees if the case goes wrong and you have to pay legal … Continue reading

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Referral fees

Referral fees are paid by solicitors for instructions Continue reading

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How is a personal injury solicitor paid?

How a personal injury solicitor is paid and how to protect yourself from costs awards Continue reading

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I want to change solicitor

Do you need to change your solicitor? I want to change my solicitor is something you might be thinking, but is it possible and how do you go about it? “Mark Thompson took over my personal injury claim after I … Continue reading

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Recovering costs

Recovering costs from the other side It might surprise you to learn there is no automatic rule which says if you win your case your costs will be paid by the losing side. It happens in the vast majority of … Continue reading

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Conditional fee agreement

Conditional fee agreement No win no fee Conditional fee agreement is the proper name for “no win no fee.” It means your own solicitors fees are only payable by you in the event of success. Success is defined in the … Continue reading

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Legal aid

Legal aid Legal aid is a thing of the past in most personal injury cases. The legal aid system was set up for the right reasons, to allow those who could not afford a solicitor, to use one. If the … Continue reading

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Legal expenses insurance

Legal expenses insurance Lots of people have this insurance as part of policies on their car, motorcycle, van or house. The policy can be bought as a stand alone policy, but few people search it out. The policy will allow … Continue reading

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No win no fee

No win no fee No win no fee is not an accurate term, and it does not tell you the whole story. The whole story might be boring, but until you have heard it you will not understand. Your only … Continue reading

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