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12 No-win, No-fee Actions

1. Introduction

Taking legal action against someone, for example, if you think they were responsible for injuring you, can be very expensive. With some kinds of case, you can use a system where you have to pay your legal fees only if you win your case. These are called 'conditional-fee agreements', and this leaflet explains how they work.

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There is information on:

2. The cost of taking legal action

3. What does 'no-win, no-fee' mean?

4. How do I know what I will have to pay?

5. How can I make sure I don't have to pay a big bill if I lose?

6. How does legal-expenses insurance work?

7. Terms used in legal actions

8. Further Help

9. About this leaflet



The leaflets in this series give you an outline of your legal rights, but they are not a complete guide to the law. If you have a problem, you will need to get more information or personal advice to work out the best way to solve it. See 'Further help' for sources of advice.





Consumers' Association logoThis leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Consumers' Association.

Leaflet version: July 2017




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Last updated on 30 November 2017

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