No win no fee solicitors are great, they really are. You can have some of the best solicitors go to court for you to represent your case, and you don’t need to pay anything unless you win. While it’s probably the best setup for someone who doesn’t want to pay outrageous solicitor fees if they lose the case, you still have to be diligent in selecting the right solicitor. You have to be just as cautious selecting this solicitor as you would any other because you don’t want to lose the case. Look into the following areas, and you should have no problem finding the right person for your case.
Many people think that no win no fee solicitors are experienced and highly skilled. Why else would they guarantee your success? While there are many highly skilled and very effective solicitors that work under the no win no fee setup, there are just as many newer solicitors doing this in hopes of bringing in new clients. Some offices have a hard time getting clients unless they guarantee success, so they will offer this even if the solicitors don’t have that much experience.
Make sure the solicitor you choose has years of court experience and a good track record.
The one problem with the no win no fee setup is that the solicitors are often wary of taking on cases that can’t be won. The solicitors won’t take on a case unless they have total confidence that they can win because they want to be paid for their work. You need to speak with the office to see if they are willing to take on your case.
You may find the best, most experience solicitor, but he or she may not want to work with you. You usually don’t need to check this when hiring a regular solicitor, but it is very important if they off a no win no fee guarantee.
There are many large and small firms to choose from when selecting a solicitor. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Smaller firms often don’t have as many clients, so the solicitors can give you more of their time. The service is typically more personalized, and the solicitors typically have a more hands-on approach to dealing with your case.
Larger firms have more solicitors, resources and an intimidation factor. Your opponents may back down if they realize that you hired a large and powerful firm to represent your case. Larger firms may also have an easier time influencing judgments due to their power.
Don’t assume that the solicitor has experience with a case like yours. You could find a very experienced personal injury solicitor that has dealt with hundreds of cases, but that doesn’t mean that he or she has ever dealt with a case like yours.
During the consultation, ask the solicitor if he or she has ever dealt with a similar case, and ask about the outcome of the case. It isn’t necessarily bad if the solicitor hasn’t dealt with a case like yours, but it’s an advantage if he or she has.
There are many things to research and think about when you hire no win no fee solicitors. Just consider all of the factors above, and think about what you want out of your solicitor. Speak with a few solicitors to get a good feeling of what is offered in your area, and you should find the perfect person to represent your case.