Going to law is never a cheap option and research indicates that many people miss out on justice simply because they cannot afford the legal fees.
We have therefore developed a range of funding options for contested will cases, the most popular of which is No Win-No Fee.
Not all contested will cases are suitable for No Win-No Fee funding. Like any business, we have to take a commercial view. We only take cases on under a No Win-No Fee agreement where we feel that the prospects of winning the case and recovering costs are good.
We cannot always offer No Win-No Fee, especially at the outset of a new case where there can be too many unknown factors.
Sometimes further investigations will need to be carried out before we are able to make a decision. However, we are always prepared to reassess a contested will case as the evidence develops and reconsider its suitability for No Win-No Fee funding.
If we decide to take a contested will case on under a No Win-No Fee agreement then, if you win, we will charge a success fee, which is an uplift on the basic legal costs.
If the case is lost then we will not charge for the time we have spent on your case.
We can also deal with contested wills under a Damages-Based Agreement, or DBA.
We always endeavour to recover your legal fees, expenses and disbursements from your opponent or the estate.
We can advise you on taking out Legal Expenses Insurance to cover any potential liability for your opponents legal fees.