Our No Win No Fee Guarantee
At Seymour Furlong, we believe that everyone deserves personalised legal representation no matter their financial situation.
If you have suffered a personal injury and are dealing with a situation that is both personally and financially difficult and stressful, you want to know that you are in good hands. At Seymour Furlong Lawyers, not only are we by your side to protect your rights, but we also are there to help you get back on your feet.
Our “No Win, No Fee” guarantee ensures that you get nothing but the best legal help from our expert team of lawyers and that you take home the largest sum of your claim. Not us.
With the above being said, you may also want to know at the very outset of any intended claim, what legal costs you will be ultimately responsible to pay for to progress your claim to an outcome.
It is a requirement for law firms to enter into a cost or client agreement with an individual should they wish to proceed with a personal injury law claim. Different firms have different agreements and therefore, it is vital that you fully read and understand the contents of a costs agreement before signing one.
How Other Firms Charge
- Other law firms may charge you hourly rates when handling your claim.
- Hourly rates will be based on how efficient or inefficient your lawyer takes to do the work.
- Another approach is to be charged a flat rate or a lump sum
- Flat rate fees or lump sums imply a cap on the cost which may influence the firm’s incentive to achieve the best outcome for your claim.
Other personal injury law firms charge their clients different sorts of fees and in different manners when you instruct them how to handle your claim. Many personal injury law firms and lawyers charge their clients hourly rates which can lead to increased legal fees and costs. These fees are based on the time period in which it takes the lawyer to perform the work in relation to a claim.
This may not be beneficial to the client as it is based on how efficiently or inefficiently a lawyer performs the work to progress the claim. Alternatively, other personal injury law firms may charge a flat rate or lump sum based on, for example, the matter progressing through certain phases. This approach may also not be beneficial to a client (ie. a firm may not be driven to proactively investigate all aspects of your claim to achieve the best outcome for you in the circumstances because of cost capping limits).
Your lawyer should explain the entirety of the cost agreement contents to you. Make sure that the agreement accords with how you believe your claim will be progressed, and that you are fully aware of what costs may be incurred throughout the life of your claim. If in doubt: ASK!
How Our No Win No Fee Guarantee Works
- It applies to every client we work with and every personal injury case we take on.
- Regardless of your financial situation, if you don’t win, we don’t charge.
- Your lawyer will investigate the situation to ensure the legal options are in your best interest.
- When resolving your claim, we will ensure you are aware of the total fees payable, before you settle on a claim.
These legal costs that won’t be charged to you include GST, professional fees and outlays or disbursements.
The fees that we charge are not based on an excessive hourly rate. They are based on the court scale of fees which means that our fees are very competitive and far less than some of the fees charged by other lawyers practising personal injury law in Brisbane.
We are proud to represent the everyday Queenslander. We take pleasure in our no win no fee agreements and believe we are uniquely qualified to assist clients in their time of need for all compensation and personal injury matters.
Seymour Furlong Lawyers provide this No Win No Fee guarantee to our clients to ensure that you receive the personalised attention that you deserve. We ensure your claim is thoroughly investigated to guarantee that all available legal avenues or options are explored. We want you to receive the best possible outcome or maximum compensation that is achievable in relation to your claim.
Prior to any settlement of your claim, we will ensure you are fully aware of the total fees payable by you to our firm and what monetary sum you will ultimately receive in your hand if the claim is to settle so that you can make a fully informed decision about whether to resolve your claim in the circumstances.
Our 30% Professional Fee Cap
- We believe in protecting your final settlement amount.
We will provide a 30% cap of our professional fees.
- Ensures that your portion of the settlement is always the largest.
Other large personal injury law firms can charge up to 50% of claims in legal fees, meaning they can take away half of your monetary settlement. We strongly don’t believe in this.
Our fees are based on the amount of work we do. Quite often our fees are less than 30% and no more than about 10 to 15%.
Seymour Furlong’s 30% cap is provided for your security and certainty.
Get Your Free Professional Consultation
- You’ll speak to a professional legal expert that will listen to your unique situation and provide you with sound advice.
- You’ll understand where you’re legally positioned in the case.
- You’ll know of an estimate of costs (assuming your claim is successful) and how long it will take.
- We can come to you for your consultation.
A lawyer can assess your case and assist you in determining your chances of success. They can also estimate how much compensation you’ll receive (assuming your claim is successful) and how long the process is likely to take.
You can contact us by calling us directly or submitting an enquiry form below, and we’ll arrange a time with you for a consultation either at your home or office after hours if required. Our lawyers will assess your case and walk you through your next best steps and let you know what you’re entitled to.
We continue to provide excellent service to all levels of clients and take pride in the reputation we’ve earned for looking out for their best interests.