No Win No Fee Travel & Cruise Lawyers

No Win No Fee Travel & Cruise Lawyers

Our firm is proudly No Win No Fee travel and cruise lawyers.

Our mission is to make justice accessible to injured travellers.

We believe that injured travellers should be able to benefit from expert legal advice whatever their financial circumstances. We are therefore proud to be No Win No Fee travel and cruise lawyers, offering our services on a No Win No Fee basis wherever possible.

Costs FAQs

We believe in transparency, especially when it comes to legal costs.  Feel free to ask us questions, we’re here to help!

We offer No Win No Fee agreements for the following types of case:

  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Shore excursion accidents
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Tour accidents

For other accidents overseas, we assess whether we can offer a No Win No Fee agreement on a case by case basis.  These cases are different because No Win No Fee agreements are not allowed in all countries.  We will let you know how we propose to fund your case at the very beginning before you decide to instruct us.

For visitors injured in Australia, we generally accept cases on a No Win No Fee basis.  However if your accident was at work, you might be eligible for alternative funding.

If you are a law firm acting under Legal Expenses Insurance, we charge for our advice at a competitive hourly rate.

As No Win No Fee travel and cruise lawyers, we will only accept your case on a No Win No Fee basis if we believe your case has a good chance of being successful.

We are a small firm and do not get paid if you lose your case.  We therefore have to be confident that you will be successful.

If we accept your case on a No Win No Fee basis, you know that we believe in you and will fight for you to win.

The best way to answer this question is to break down the various costs involved in bringing a claim:

  1. The work we do – When we work on a No Win No Fee agreement, if we do not win you compensation, we do not charge for the work that we do for you.  This means that we only take on cases that we are confident that we can win.
  2. The expenses we incur – We generally include the expenses (like medical reports) that we incur in our No Win No Fee agreement.  This means that if you do not win your case, as well as waiving the cost of the work that we do for you, we do not charge you for the expenses like medical reports.  However we assess whether we will include expenses in our No Win No Fee agreement on a case by case basis.  In some borderline cases we reserve the right to only offer a No Win No Fee agreement to cover our costs only, which means that you would have to pay the cost of the expenses whether you win or lose your case.  We will explain how we proposed to fund expenses at the very beginning of your case before you chose to use us.
  3. Your opponent’s legal costs – If you commence court proceedings in Australia, the general rule is that the winner pays the loser their legal costs.  This means that if you lose your case, you could be ordered to pay the cruise line or other party’s legal costs.  However, whilst this is a technical risk, we will only recommend that you sue if we consider that you have a reasonable chance of winning.  The risk of paying your opponent’s costs also only bites when you commence court proceedings. There is no risk of bringing a claim and trying to settle it without suing.  If it looks like court proceedings are on the horizon for your case, we will fully advise you about the risk of paying the other side’s costs.  We will also not pressure you to commence court proceedings if you do not want to.

If you win your case, we charge an hourly rate for the work that we have done. When we act on a No Win No Fee basis, we also charge an uplift to reflect the risk that we will not get paid if your claim is unsuccessful.

By specialising in one niche area of law, we greatly reduce the time spent doing legal research for your case compared to general personal injury firms. This leads to costs savings to you.

As a small firm with low overheads, we are also proud to be able to offer our expert legal services at a competitive hourly rate compared to larger personal injury firms.

We are told that our hourly rate is very reasonable compared to other firms.  We pride ourselves on being excellent value for money in a complex area of law. We invite you to contact us to see for yourself.

No. Lawyers in New South Wales are not allowed to enter percentage based contingency fee agreements, regardless of where the accident happened.

When we talk about ‘winning’ your case, this means getting a successful financial recovery for you.  This includes getting you compensation by negotiation, mediation or going to court.

Lawyers in New South Wales are required to give their clients a costs estimate at the beginning of the case. We take this obligation seriously.

Throughout your claim we will keep an eye on your costs and update you on how much they are.  If we no longer think that our costs estimate is accurate (for example, if your claim took an unexpected turn) we will provide you with a new estimate.

When it comes to settling your case, we will arrange for your legal costs to be independently assessed. A costs company will review the work that we have done and certify how much we are allowed to charge.  This means that you will have the peace of mind that our charges are fair.

As a small firm, we cannot fund upfront expenses (called disbursements) like medical reports ourselves.  If you are unable to pay for these expenses yourself, we will recommend a disbursement funder to cover the cost of expenses so that we can progress your case.

The disbursement funder loans money to pay for expenses for your case.  It charges interest on the amount, which becomes payable at the end of your claim.

If you win your case, the cost of the expenses themselves are generally recovered from the other side travel company.  However the interest would be paid out of your compensation.

If you do not win your claim, we pay off the loan.

You may find that some firms offer to pay for expenses themselves.  However, they generally charge their clients interest on the amount they pay too.