No Win No Fee – The Proper Way
Here I describe what No Win No Fee is and why you should hire a solicitor like us for a compensation claim. You may have given up all hope of doing anything about a legal issue. But we can help you and you should do something about it before your rights expire, as some cases have time limits.
Many people need a solicitor in Spain to get redress for issues such as an injury after an accident, investigating a medical negligence case or for an employment case. But they often do not do anything about it because of the language difficulty, or they do not understand their rights, or they cannot afford the legal fees.
Why use us?
We speak English fluently, we can look at the chances of your claim free of charge, and we can offer the usual path for a legal case, or a “No Win No Fee” or Conditional Fee option. You can have confidence in us, we are serious and professional, we know what we are doing, and above all, we like to help people.
Maybe you are short of funds, and looking back on an event which cost you a lot of money and was not your fault, and that you could do with right now. It may have been an issue with your employer, a negligence case by a Bank, a medical case, a problem with an insurance company or perhaps misrepresentation by a professional firm.
No Win No Fee, when it is done right, is perfect for those of you who don´t have the spare cash to see justice, and pay Court costs and barrister fees in advance. Think back; is there something which is still really annoying you that you could resolve with our help, without having to pay for it until you get the money back?
If you had written off the loss of income or funds anyway, then isn´t it worth seeing if a No Win No Fee option is possible? You will not have to spend anything and can still have a chance of recovering the funds you lost by being injured in a car accident that was not your fault, a fall in a supermarket car park, your employer sacking you for no reason, or perhaps a problem with a Bank investment?
What is No Win No Fee not to be used for?
We should mention that No Win No Fee is not a way to get revenge on a neighbour by taking them to Court, nor just for free legal advice; it is for issues that have had real consequences for you and it has to be something whereby you have suffered economic repercussions. if you are not going to be claiming a sum of money then it is not going to be an appropriate No Win No Fee case. We are starting to do more and more cases for litigation cases such as for Trampolin Hills, Monte Puchol, Fortuna Golf, people who lost deposits and never got their deeds, as we have had a number of people who cannot afford to pay the costs of legal action for big cases in advance.
When done properly, you will NOT pay upfront fees (even though in Spain it is usual to have to pay Court fees in advance, and the concept of legal aid does not really exist). We advance these fees. If you win, (and we do not proceed unless confident), you just pay a “Success fee” to us of the damages awarded. Perfectly fair, and everything would be detailed in a proper agreement worded in English. Please think, do you have an issue that you decided not to do anything about. What are you waiting for? We can help!
We should mention that we are unable to help everyone who approaches us on a No Win No Fee basis as we are small firm and that is just not possible however we are willing usually to consider your case for free and give our opinion.
What type of cases can we assist with on a No Win No Fee basis?
Firstly, the cases whereby people paid a deposit on an off-plan property less than 15 years ago and the builder disappeared, went into bankruptcy or fled and the client never got that money back. There are unfortunately so many of these and people do not realise that now there is a very good chance at times of getting the funds back in full with interest by suing the Bank. Monte Puchol, Fortuna Golf, Trampolin Hills … all are these type of cases.
Other cases we may consider No Win No Fee for are those where the clients never obtained the deeds of their property and found out the property was never transferred into their name.
What is needed?
Clients must realise that to have a case they are going to need most of the following, although some documents can sometimes be obtained with our help:
– purchase contract
– proof of amounts paid by credit card or bank transfers
– the correspondence (if applicable) between the clients and the property developers (and any other written communications that may be of use for the case)
– copies of any Court papers
Having the contracts, copies of all payments, any correspondence, emails, is all very important. Any legal case needs proof and evidence and with this paperwork, we may be able to help clients sue and recover all of their money and interest and costs. For clients to claim the property must have been built or intended to have been built on Spanish soil, or the case does not fall under our jurisdiction.
We cannot promise to help everyone who approaches us, (we wish we could), but there is nothing to be lost by sending us a quick email and asking about a case. Please contact us to discuss. Once again, we advise that we are not able to take on all cases on a No Win No fee basis but we will give our opinion and advice in most cases for free. Sometimes further documentation is required to evaluate a case (such as an expert medical report).