Legal Costs

At Firths, you are not required to make out-of-pocket, upfront payments

We understand that one of the biggest fears most people have when it comes to the legal system is – what is it going to cost? We understand that if money is tight, the last thing you should have to worry about is legal costs.

To put your mind at rest we do not require any payment up front at any time. We will cover all of the out of pocket expenses for you. We make no charge until the end of the case and then only if successful and then only from the result.
One thing we’re often asked by clients is “What percentage do you take for costs?” The answer is that we don’t take any percentage. No solicitor can because it is against the law in NSW. What we do is provide a fixed quote for our costs so that you know up front what your claim will cost. We know of no other firm that will do that.

Expenses, often called disbursements, include things like medical report fees paid to your doctors and court filing fees. We make no charge for these expenses until the end of the case and then only if we have been successful.
We were one of the first firms in Australia to offer “No Win – No Fee” terms for clients. Unlike most other firms, our terms extend not just to the charges for our time but also to expenses that we have paid out of our own pocket on your behalf. So if we don’t win you don’t even have to pay us back the money we have spent on your case.

Not only do we make no charge until the end of your case and then only from the result, but we also make it a priority to recover as much of your legal costs as possible from the insurance company. This maximises the amount of compensation you receive.
At Firths we understand that at the end of the day the thing that matters most is the amount you receive clear to you in the hand after all expenses have been deducted.

That is why at Firths we will always very carefully advise you what you would actually receive clear from any offer of settlement made by the insurance company. That way there are no nasty surprises at the end. That way you only decide to accept the offer if you are happy with the amount you have been told you will receive.

We believe that peace of mind is important. That’s why we have taken the stress out of legal costs - we can get on with your case and you can get on with your recovery.

Learn more about our No Win – No Fee offer – download our “Legal Costs Explained” brochure

Stephen Paul Firth
Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law

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