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Explaining No Win No Fee

Access to professional legal advice is a fundamental right. That’s why it’s important that everyone can afford to make a data breach or cybercrime compensation claim should they need to.

At Hayes Connor Solicitors, we provide our services on a no win no fee basis to help our clients get the compensation they deserve while removing any financial risk.

But what does this actually mean and are there really no costs if you appoint us?

What is no-win no-fee?

A no-win no-fee agreement is an arrangement between you and your solicitor. Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, if your claim is not successful, you won’t have to pay any money for the work carried out.

However, you do have obligations under a no-win no-fee agreement. These are:

  • You must not mislead your solicitor.
  • You must not fail to co-operate.
  • Should you wish to terminate your claim, you will be responsible for all costs and disbursements incurred by your solicitor.
  • You must act in accordance with the agreement and the advice given by your solicitor.

Making a no-win no-fee claim

From the very first time you speak to us, you’ll find us helpful, friendly, and experienced. While each case is different, we can usually tell you straight away if you have a claim or not.

Once you have confirmed that you want to proceed on a no-win no-fee basis, we’ll remove the hassle and take care of all the complex legal work for you.

In most cases, the loser has to pay the winner’s costs and disbursements (other legal expenses such as court fees) once formal court proceedings have been issued.  To protect you from these costs, it may be necessary to obtain insurance to insure against this risk. This is called ‘After the Event’ insurance (ATE) and we will be happy to discuss it in more detail with you.

What if your no-win no-fee claim is successful?

If your no-win no-fee claim is successful (and that’s what we all want!), you usually have to make a contribution to your solicitor’s costs.

This ‘success fee’ is taken from the compensation awarded to you. The amount of the success fee depends on when your case is settled, but with Hayes Connor Solicitors you never have to pay more than 25% of your compensation.

We always make sure you are fully informed about any potential costs before we proceed.

To find out more, read out step-by-step guide to making a no-win no-fee data breach claim.


Start your no-win no-fee data breach claim today!

At Hayes Connor Solicitors we help you to claim compensation and steer you through the aftermath of all types of data breaches and related cybercrimes – minimising the impact on you as much as possible.

With strict time limits in place for these types of compensation claims, it’s important to act now to make sure you don’t miss out on your right to claim.

Start your claim

You can find out more about our expertise and how we handle claims here. To have your claim assessed for free, you can use our secure online claim form. Or to speak to a member of our team, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0330 041 5137.