Why might you need no-win, no-fee employment lawyers?


Legal aid is not available in employment law cases and, as a result, many cases are funded by no-win, no-fee arrangements (also known as conditional fee agreements or contingency fee arrangements). This allows employees to bring cases without the need for initial financial outlay.

To find out if your case would qualify for a no-win, no-fee arrangement call us and speak to one of our experienced advisors.

How does a no-win, no fee arrangement work?

Employment law is one of the few areas of law where contingency fees are allowed - but be aware that it's not possible in every employment case.

No-win, no-fee employment solicitors will have to first assess a case before deciding whether they will take it on on a no-win, no-fee basis. Generally this will mean that they will need to spend some time looking into your case to make this assessment.

For this ‘risk assessment’ they will usually charge you a fee, known as a ‘risk-assessment fee’. The amount of this fee will vary depending upon the type of case and the degree of complexity.

No-win, no-fee employment lawyers can use either contingency fee agreements or conditional fee agreements to fund your claim.
Contingency fees allow no-win, no-fee employment lawyers to take a percentage of the damages awarded in the case at its culmination. Conditional fee arrangements differ in that they allow solicitors to charge a percentage uplift on their usual fees if the claim is won.

What should I ask the solicitor?

Contingency fee agreements have been criticised for their lack of regulation and the resulting trend for claimants to lose large portions of their damages without realising that this would happen. The main reason for the criticism is that the agreements are unclear and clients are not aware of what the claim could cost them at the outset.

No-win, no-fee employment lawyers must give you the best information on costs at the beginning of your case and update you on costs throughout your case.

If you feel your firm of no-win, no-fee employment lawyers has not given you the best possible information on costs, then you should utilise the firm’s complaints procedure and if that fails, make a complaint to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or the Law Society.

If you wish to fund your employment case using a no-win, no-fee arrangement, Contact Law can put you in touch with employment specialists who are happy to work on this basis. Please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

0800 1777 162
or fill in the form
Our trained advisor contacts you
Your chosen specialist solicitor calls you
Quick enquiry form
Area of law:
What our clients say about us
"This was the first time I've been to court, which was a nerve-racking experience for me. However, I felt very prepared, I understood my case and representation - this was down to you."
Gavin, criminal motoring, Oct 15
"Your service, and the prompt call back from your recommended firm was very good. I would not hesitate to call again or recommend your service."
Ian, employment law, Truro, July 15
"The firm were excellent, could not have been better! They are exactly what I need right now."
Linda, criminal defence, Thames Ditton, Jul 15
"Your contact and service was immediate and utmost professional, 10/10."
TF, conveyancing, Dudley, Jun 15
"I appreciate the service that you provide. I found you to be courteous, efficient and reassuring at a time when my confidence in justice is completely negative."
Patrick, litigation, Pontypridd, Jun 15
"I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the speed of which you came back to me in. If anyone else can benefit from your help like I have done, it would make my day."
Gail M, family law, Potters Bar, Jun 15
"Your assistance was extremely helpful. Particularly to someone who in 40 years of business has never experienced this sort of issue."
TD, commercial litigation, Galashiels, Apr 15
"It is difficult to express the value Contact Law has to someone like me who had very little understanding of the law and how to proceed forward with my case. Thank you for the service you provided."
AE, defamation law, Worthing, Apr 15
"Thank you for the efficient service I received. I was contacted by your solicitor on the same day as my request. Your quick response to my situation made me feel secure."
AN, employment law, London, Apr 15
"Your service was excellent, very fast and informative. I never got the impression of being pressurised at all. The solicitor you recommended was also excellent – very knowledgeable and supportive."
JHD, Motoring law, Liverpool, Apr 15

Listen to an employment solicitor talk about our service

Contact Law supports the endeavours of STAE and commends all the work they are undertaking to assist in the plight of the Asian Elephant


We use cookies on the Contact Law site to help us improve it.

If you would like to allow our cookies, please click 'Continue' or carry on browsing. For more information on cookies and how to change your settings, click 'More info'.