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Making a personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis

Solicitors in Northern Ireland are not permitted to represent clients in personal injury claims on a “no win no fee” basis.

But that doesn’t mean that you cannot pursue your claim – there are other options that are available when it comes to funding your case.


This guide outlines general topics you should be thinking about if you want to make a personal injury claim in Northern Ireland. But it is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact a specialist personal solicitor for advice on your specific circumstances.

Making a personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis

Personal injury solicitors in Northern Ireland can’t offer “no win, no fee” representation. But don’t be put off making a claim because you don’t think you can afford legal fees. There are other ways you can fund your personal injury claim.

No win no fee personal injury claim
What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think about personal injury claims?
The phrase “no win, no fee” is likely to feature somewhere.

No win, no fee is a way of paying the legal costs of your claim. It means that you only pay your solicitor a fee if you win your case (what happens if you lose your case depends on the agreement you have with your solicitor).

Solicitors in England and Wales can offer personal injury services on a no win, no fee basis. Their advertising is full of no win, no fee slogans. Seeing these ads make people in Northern Ireland think that local solicitors can offer the same services.
But regulations imposed by the Law Society mean that there is no such thing as a no win no fee solicitor in Northern Ireland when it comes to personal injury claims – solicitors are not allowed to offer their services on this basis.
If you’re wondering how you are going to fund your claim without no win, no fee, don’t worry.

Just because Northern Ireland personal injury solicitors can’t offer this kind of funding, it doesn’t mean that your claim is a lost cause.

There are other options when it comes to paying your personal injury claim legal fees, which you can read about in the next section of this guide.
The above article is part of our guide on how to make a personal injury claim in Northern Ireland.

If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim, you should get in touch with a Northern Ireland personal injury solicitor who will help you assess the strength of your case.

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to get in touch.

All the best,

The Team @ Lightlaw
Every effort is made to keep this guide up to date. Although it is not to be regarded as legal advice, we strive to make sure the information is helpful, accurate and practical. If you are a Northern Ireland personal injury solicitor and have spotted an inaccuracy, you can submit a suggested change.
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