Capped legal fees for all No Win No Fee personal injury claims
The “50/50 Rule”
To make it affordable for you to make a claim, most personal injury law firms run claims on No Win No Fee basis.
However, it is a myth that a lawyer can end up charging you more than you receive in compensation, or that lawyers charge large percentages. In Queensland, it is actually illegal for firms to charge fixed percentages on your claim – so the charge is often calculated by the time spent on your case (and charged by the hour).
By law, No Win No Fee lawyers are not allowed to charge you any more than 50% of your settlement or court award. This maximum charge is known as the ’50/50 rule’ and it applies regardless of the amount of hours that are spent on your claim. This gives you a ‘worst case scenario’ style cost protection.
Our “60/40 Rule”
At ROCHE Legal, we believe you deserve more than just half of your settlement even in the worst case scenario. We strive to run your claim as cost effectively as possible and only ever charge by the hour – but we set our cost cap at a maximum of 40% rather than the legislated maximum of 50% under the 50/50 rule.
So with us, you are guaranteed to collect an absolute minimum of 60% of your settlement – no matter what.
This is why we say our offer is better than the standard no win no fee cost protections.