While all ‘No Win, No Fee’ policies should cover you for the legal fees charged by a law firm, if your case is not successful, they may not include expenses or disbursements that are incurred during the course of your case.
At Ryan Carlisle Thomas, we go one step further, with our unique policy specifically designed to ensure that you are never left out of pocket in the unlikely event that your personal injury case is unsuccessful and you recover no compensation for your losses.
We guarantee to cover you for any expenses or disbursements that we incur, such as court filing, barrister’s fees and other expert’s fees (including, but not limited to, medical reports), bank charges, travel expenses, stamp duty, courier’s fees, attendance fees or even fees as simple as photocopying fees.
These expenses add up, sometimes in the thousands of dollars. Many firms will not hesitate to charge you the full amount… but not us. No upfront fees and no hidden surprises.
While all “No Win, No Fee” policies typically cover legal fees, our unparalleled policy goes a step further. We not only cover the legal fees charged by our law firm if your case is unsuccessful but also take care of other expenses or disbursements incurred during the legal process. These expenses can include items such as medical reports and court fees, which can amount to significant sums of money.
Under our unique policy, if we agree to fund your case and it doesn’t result in a win, we will waive our legal fees. Moreover, we will pick up the tab for your out-of-pocket expenses. These expenses encompass a wide range of costs, including medical reports, court fees, and various other expenses that are typically the responsibility of the client in the event of a loss. We are committed to ensuring that you are not left with financial burdens in such an unfortunate scenario.
We prioritise your best interests. If we believe that your case doesn’t have a reasonable chance of winning a lump sum, we will advise you not to proceed. We are committed to providing you with transparent information and will always give you a complete written explanation of all our fees before taking any action on your behalf. You can trust us to be upfront about your chances because we are here to support you.
We offer a free initial consultation on any legal matter. The duration of this consultation may vary depending on the nature of your legal issue. Any fees that may be associated with your case will be discussed and agreed upon during this initial consultation. We want you to have a clear understanding of the financial aspects before we proceed with your case.
It’s important to note that GST applies to legal costs and disbursements. We include GST in all discussions regarding the fees you may incur. The rate of GST on our services and disbursements is 10%. You will receive written advice detailing the legal costs and disbursements in accordance with the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our “No Win, No Fee OR Expenses” policy and how it applies to your specific situation, please don’t hesitate to ask your lawyer. We are here to provide you with the information and clarity you need to make informed decisions about your legal matters.
In summary, our policy is designed to protect your financial interests and ensure that you are not left with unexpected expenses in the event of an unsuccessful case. We prioritise transparency, honesty, and your best interests throughout the legal process.
*Please note that the No Win, No Fee OR Expenses policy only applies to personal injury cases (including, but not limited to, Workers’ Compensation, TAC and Public Liability cases) and not to Family Law, Wills & Estates or any other types of legal services which are not injury-related.
We believe legal help should be available in close proximity to where our clients live and work. In association with our sister firm, Stringer Clark, Ryan Carlisle Thomas provides expert legal advice across seventeen offices spread across metropolitan and regional Victoria. Throughout this network, we’ve fought for our clients and achieved successful results in more than 100,000 cases.