Paying for your claim
Funding a legal claim is a very complex area and the summaries given are only brief descriptions of the various methods of funding available. We will be able to give you more detailed advice when you make an appointment to see us and we can consider your individual circumstances. We will ensure that you are fully advised of all the various funding arrangements available and we will recommend whichever method is best suited to your individual circumstances.
Finding the finances to fund a claim can seem a bit daunting at first, but you should never let this put you off pursuing a claim. We do not charge anything for an introductory chat to establish how strong your case is and what sort of funding you will need, so please do give us a call if you think you have a case.
Conditional Fee Arrangement ('No Win No Fee')
A Conditional Fee Agreement is an arrangement between a claimant and Andrew Grove and Company whereby we fund the costs of bringing the claim and then re-claim our costs from the Defendant, the paying party, if the claim is successful.
At the initial meeting we will assess the risks and make a decision as whether your claim is . If your claim has good prospects then we are willing to bear the costs we have incurred until they can be recovered from the Defendant.
If we are succcessful, then any shortfall in the amount of costs recovered from the Defendant and the costs paid by us is paid from your award of damages so you do not need to pay any money 'up front'. We are confident that we can achieve a good result for you so in the unlikely event that we are unsuccessful then we will not ask you to pay any of our fees.
The majority of claims we take on are funded through this method because the financial risk on the claimant is minimal, making it a preferred method of funding for most.
Public Funding ('Legal Aid')
It is generally difficult to obtain public funding for personal injury cases, although exceptions can be made.
Exceptions can include claims resulting from childhood sexual or physical abuse and this firm has been successful in obtaining funding for such cases. Public Funding Certificates are only available to claimants with very limited means, usually those on means-tested welfare benefits.
If you would like us to make an application to the Legal Aid Agency on your behalf then contact us for an appointment to discuss this step in more detail.
‘After the Event' Legal Expenses Insurance for 'No Win No Fee' agreements
This type of insurance covers both our costs of bringing the claim and the Defendant's costs in the event that the matter is unsuccessful. It is only available at the discretion of the relevant insurance company who will make a considered assessment of the risks involved before deciding whether or not to offer cover.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
The CICA is a government funded scheme which awards compensation to victims of crime. Legal costs cannot be recovered from the government, but we can offer our services to you by charging 25% of the award that we get for you.
Please refer to our CICA page for further information on making a CICA claim.