Despite criticising the No Win No Fee culture for the past few years and accusing the culture of increasing the cost of medical negligence cases it appears that the NHS are now using this type of funding to their advantage.
In England and Wales, the NHS Counter Fraud Service has reached an agreement with a law firm on a No Win No Fee type basis to recoup money lost to fraud.
Approximately half of the medical negligence cases that the NHS deal with are funded with a No Win No Fee agreement, where the lawyers only get paid if they win the case. The NHS have strongly criticised these types of agreement in the past and are therefore now being accused of double standards.
No Win No Fee agreements have been criticised in the past as certain firms would charge clients a huge success fee at the end of the case. However, Thompsons Solicitors have helped many clients obtain thousands of pounds in compensation on a No Win No Fee basis. Many clients would not be able to afford legal representation if cases were not taken on this basis. Thompsons also never take a large percentage of the compensation unlike some other firms who will take up to 30% of compensation in successful personal injury claims.
If you have been involved in an accident contact our specialist No Win No Fee lawyers on 0800 0891331 and we will ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.