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At Minster Law, as a starting point, we undertake robust enquiries to see whether a method of funding such as legal expenses insurance or trade union funding is available and will cover the cost of pursuing the claim.

The law states that solicitors can charge a “success fee” if their case is successful. The success fee is not recoverable from the defendant and is paid from your damages. The success fee is capped at 25% of general damages and past losses. The success fee allows us to fund all the costs of a claim upfront without asking for a penny from our clients, whereby some solicitors ask the client to pay for initial investigations before taking on a claim.

The rules relating to Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) are complicated and long. It is better that you speak to a clinical negligence expert at Minster Law so that the process can be explained to you properly.