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Need help with contingency fee or any other type of legal fee funding model? We have the team of experts who can help you today.

A contingency fee lawyer gets paid from the sums you recover from legal proceedings.

  • the amount paid to a contingency fee lawyer is always a fixed percentage of the sums eventually recovered.
  • in UK litigation proceedings this can usually be no more than 50% (including VAT).

A contingency fee lawyer is generally a solicitor (in the UK) who is willing to act under the terms of a damages based agreement, which provides that his/her legal fees will only become payable in the event that your claim or transaction (whether in or out of legal proceedings) is successful.

Not all solicitors are structured correctly or have the necessary experience to assess risk sufficient to enable them to enter into any such arrangement.

At Francis Wilks & Jones we are extremely familiar with contingency fees and damages based agreements and will be able to explain the procedure and further requirements to enter into any such funding agreement, subject to assessment of the claim or proposal, and an appropriate risk assessment.

We are equally happy to advise on any type of legal funding model – we can find the right solution for you.

FWJ exceeded my expectations by not only avoiding an order for my disqualification as a director but also negotiating a complete withdrawal of the prosecution. This has been such a relief and weight off my mind after many years and I am very grateful to them. I strongly recommend instructing them at the very earliest opportunity. Timely advice, realistic expectations, prioritisation and logical legal presentation were key.

A company director we successfully defended against a director disqualification claim by the Registrar of Companies

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