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Funding a Claim

Sheldon Davidson Solicitors offer two ways to fund your Clinical Negligence claim.

1) No Win No Fee (Conditional Fee Agreement)

The idea of a Conditional Fee Agreement (“CFA”) is to enable us as your solicitors to take on your case on a “No Win, No Fee” basis i.e. we will not charge you anything if you lose the case. We will do this for you if we think that we can win the case.

At the outset of your case, as soon as we are able to do so, we will let you know whether we feel able to undertake your medical negligence claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

Our ability to offer such an agreement will depend entirely upon the merits of your case and will be discussed with you before you formally instruct us. In successful cases an insurance premium and other costs could be payable.

2) Legal Expenses Insurance

You may already have the benefit of a legal expenses insurance or legal protection policy, under or as an addition to your motor policy or household building or contents policy or even with a credit card. You will need to check carefully if you have such protection. If you do we can undertake your claim for you by arrangement with your legal expense insurance company and if you give us their details we will contact them to arrange this.

If you have legal expenses insurance cover your legal expense insurer may contact you to arrange for representation, however, you are free to choose your own legal representatives and you should not feel pressured or obliged to instruct a solicitor chosen by your insurer. If you tell us who your legal expense insurer is we will contact them for you and arrange for them to cover you with us.