No win, no fee and other ways to fund your inheritance dispute
Funding a legal case can be a worry, which is why we have developed a range of funding options for inheritance dispute cases, including no win, no fee.
No win, no fee inheritance disputes
One of our most popular funding options for inheritance disputes is no win, no fee.
We offer two types of funding arrangements for no win, no fee inheritance disputes:
1. Conditional Fee Agreements, or CFA; and
2. Damages Based Agreements, or DBA.
Not every inheritance dispute case is suitable for no win, no fee funding, but we are always happy to consider funding for a potential claim under our FREE CASE ASSESSMENT service.
Once we agree to deal with your inheritance dispute on a no win, no fee basis then we will not make a charge for the work we do if you lose your claim. If you win the case then we are enitled to receive payment. In the case of a CFA you pay the legal costs, together with a success fee. We will seek recovery of your legal costs from your opponent or the estate, but the success fee itself is not recoverable. In a DBA funded case our costs are calculated as a pre-agreed percentage of whatever sum you recover.
If you would like to know more about no win, no fee inheritance disputes then give us a call or send us an email and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Legal expenses insurance for inheritance disputes
You may already have legal expenses insurance that will cover your legal fees for an inheritance dispute. We will be happy to review your insurance arrangements to consider whether you have cover. If you do have insurance then no win, no fee inheritance disputesfunding is unlikely to be required.
Legal expenses insurance may also cover you for any costs order made against you. If you don’t already have this insurance and would like to be covered against an ‘adverse costs order’ then we can usually obtain insurance cover on a case-by-case basis.
Private funding and fixed fee limits
Not all inheritance dispute cases are suited to no win, no fee funding. Even those that are suitable sometimes need to have a limited amount of investigatory work carried out in order to clarify the issues and gather the available evidence. In these situations the preparatory work can be funded on a private basis, with the funding switching to no win, no fee once the evidence to support a claim has been established and we are clear about the strengths of the claim.
To make it easier for you to budget we are usually able to work on a fixed fee basis where the work required is not open ended. Alternatively, we can set a maximum fee limit which means we will work to a specific budget and not exceed the agreed amount, thereby allowing you to budget for your legal costs.
In cases where no win, no fee inheritance disputes funding is not available at the outset, we are always happy to reconsider the case once investigations have been completed and then switch to no win, no fee funding if appropriate.
Another popular funding option is our deferred fees scheme. This can be used where you know that you will eventually be receiving money from an estate, but require your legal costs to be funded in the meantime.
If you think this form of funding is likely to be suitable for you then we would be very happy to consider the details as part of our free case assessment service.