No win no fee (also known as a “conditional fee arrangement”) is designed to help people fund valid and legitimate claims.
If you have been injured in an accident for example, you shouldn’t be denied compensation just because you can’t afford the legal fees needed to make a claim.
Imagine you were injured at work because your employer failed to provide a safe place for you to do your job.
You could have a very strong case, but due to:
• expensive legal fees
• the fact that it is very difficult to get legal aid for personal injury claims, and
• the fact that if you lose your case, you could have to pay both
your own legal fees, and
those of the person (or company) you are claiming against…
…you might not feel it is worth the financial risk.
This isn’t really fair, and goes against the principles of access to justice
So no win no fee was introduced to allow people to make claims without exposing themselves to huge legal bills if they did not win their case.