I have blogged about this subject previously. A 25% deduction is the first thing to trigger concerns. Many people assume it is correct and that they have to pay something to their solicitor.
If you have a large claim that might settle for say £80,000 and have £20,000 deducted then this sounds a lot.
But in smaller claims the impact is often felt more eg a £4,000 settlement and £1,000 is deducted by your solicitor.
Things to do:
- try and find your no win no fee agreement, any terms of business or engagement letter you should have had from your solicitor.
- try and find the letters confirming the advice to settle the claim and what might be deducted from your compensation.
- It does not matter that you might have signed a form authorising the deduction from your compensation. You can still claim a refund of some of this deduction.
- It is best to call Nick on 01925 759 510 for some free initial advice and if we take your claim on for a refund it is on a no win no fee basis.