No-win no-fee is a term often used but not well understood – so what does it actually mean?
Essentially, no-win no-fee means that your legal costs (excluding disbursements) are only paid upon a successful result and paid from any settlement amount or any award of compensation you receive. What are disbursements? These are costs that we incur on your behalf such as the filing fee of $74.90 in the Fair Work Commission. If your matter does not resolve, or if you are unsuccessful at any final hearing, your legal costs are not payable. This means we are confident of achieving a satisfactory outcome otherwise we don’t get paid!
No-win no-fee does not mean that we charge a percentage of the overall outcome. Instead, we quote a fixed fee, up front, which is then deducted from any settlement amount or any award of compensation you receive. No catches, no hidden fees.
Can you act for me on a no-win no-fee basis?
If you have been dismissed within the last 21 days, if you wish to negotiate the termination of your employment or if you have been underpaid, we can likely assist you, partially or fully, on a no-win no-fee basis.
Contact us today to arrange a no-obligation confidential discussion with one of our experienced lawyers.