No Win No Fee Agreements

No Win No Fee Agreements

I cannot count the number of clients who call me up because they are unhappy with their 'solicitor' and want Mustoe Shorter to take over. Most of them have never met their solicitor in person and many haven't even spoken to anyone on the phone.

This is usually because they have been convinced by adverts on the radio, TV, cold-calling or their insurance company that they should use accident claims firms who are situated nowhere near where they live.

When you enter into a no win no fee agreement, you are entering into a contract. This means that you cannot just cancel it without a valid reason. Unfortunately, lack of contact or slow and regurgitated responses are not valid reasons.

It is important to consider what kind of service you want when you have a claim to make. The value of your claim could be significantly higher than you may have first anticipated and you do not want to receive less than you deserve because you rushed into instructing the wrong solicitor.

Do you want to:

Meet with someone face-to-face?
Be able to speak to someone on the phone?
Have the same person dealing with your case from start to finish?
Deal with someone that is legally trained?
Know that your case is being taken seriously?
Receive information that is written specifically for you?

Clients that have tried to transfer their claim to Mustoe Shorter have not felt that they received this service from the large organisation that they first instructed and therefore contact us to take over. However, most of the time, this is not possible as it is too late and we have to turn clients away.

Therefore, it is important to remember that you can shop around for the right law firm for you. We can offer no win, no fee agreements for accident claims, where you have reasonable prospects of success, so you don’t have to use a company that you may have seen advertising on the television, or someone that may have called you on the off chance that you had a claim.

For more information on no win no fee agreements, please feel free to contact us at our offices. We will be happy to talk to you.

Emma Tullis