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No Win, No Fee* lawyers

Having to pay legal fees should not be a barrier to you seeking compensation. We offer various ways to pay so you can access the legal support you need to right wrong.

We discuss fees upfront 

During your obligation-free consultation, we will take you through our fees, explain how they are calculated and if you are eligible for No Win, No Fee*.

We have 3 different fee arrangements

  • No Win, No Fee* 

  • Deferred professional fees

  • Pay as you go

We’ll answer your questions

Our team are here to answer your questions and before work begins on your case, we will prepare a Costs Agreement that estimates your legal costs.

If we win your case, legal costs are deducted from the total settlement amount and are based on the work done on your case, as outlined by your Costs Agreement.  

Legal costs include: 

  • Legal fees which may be fixed or estimated based on a scale of costs and/or hourly rates and; 

  • Disbursements that are additional expenses for third party service providers that are required to support your case. For example, this may include reports from a medical expert who has assessed your injuries. 

*Conditions apply: In a small number of situations your case may not be eligible for a No Win, No Fee arrangement however, we believe everyone has the right to access justice and we can offer other cost arrangements.

Our other cost arrangements include: 

  • Deferred professional fees   Deferred payment means legal fees and any disbursements are payable at the end of your matter. They will be charged regardless of the outcome.  

  • Pay as you go   This type of payment means legal fees and disbursements will be billed at a time that is agreed between you and our legal team, regardless of the outcome of your case. 

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No Win, No Fee* Lawyers - FAQs

What is a Cost Agreement?

A Cost Agreement is a document outlining the legal costs relating to your case. In the obligation-free consultation, you will be taken through this in detail so you can understand the different types of legal costs related to your case and how these costs will be calculated.

What costs are included in legal costs?

Legal costs include legal fees and disbursements. Legal fees relate to the work done by the legal team and disbursements relate to additional third party expenses required to support your case.

What does No Win, No Fee mean?

If your case is not won, you don’t need to pay for the legal fees relating to the work done on your case by Shine Lawyers.

What other expenses may be required?

All legal cases require third-party expenses to support the case. These are called disbursements. Examples of disbursements can include fees charged by doctors, experts, barristers and courts. In most litigation cases, disbursements are recoverable in part when the case is won.

How will I pay for disbursements?

In some cases, we may require you to pay for total or part of the disbursements prior to the case settling. If you are unable to fund disbursements yourself, we can offer you some options through third party financial services. We often refer to these parties as ‘funders’. The funder will provide you with a finance facility to cover the cost of disbursements during your claim. Your lawyer will discuss this with you in more detail if required.

Does No Win, No Fee* affect how much compensation I can claim?

The No Win, No Fee payment arrangement does not impact the amount of compensation you can claim. Compensation and fees payable are different. No Win No Fee is a payment arrangement that enables you to access legal services without paying legal fees upfront. If your case is unsuccessful, you don’t need to pay your legal fees. If your case is successful, your lawyer will deduct the legal fees and disbursements from the compensation you receive. 

Are there any No Win, No Fee* lawyers near me?

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers legal advice and support. 

If you’d like to speak to our team in person, you can see our full list of locations here

If you aren‘t able to find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment or discuss the option to meet at a location that’s comfortable and convenient for you. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

How do No Win No Fee* Lawyers work?

At Shine Lawyers, you won’t be charged any upfront costs while we fight for justice on your behalf under our No Win, No Fee* arrangement. If your case is unsuccessful, you also won’t need to pay for any legal fees related to work done by your solicitor.

How to choose a No Win, No Fee* solicitor?

Finding the right solicitor for you and your case can be difficult. However, some of the most important things to consider during your search are: 

  • Does the solicitor specialise in my matter? 

  • Has the solicitor provided me with clear options about my rights?  

  • Am I happy with the terms of the No Win, No Fee arrangement? 

  • What other services can they offer? 

Here at Shine Lawyers, we are committed to providing the highest quality legal service, as well as ensuring we achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.  Our promise to you is that: 

  • We are here for you 

  • We keep it simple  

  • We are honest 

  • We take action  

To find out more about us here

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