Can I Change No Win No Fee Solicitors?

emily gordon brown
Emily Gordon BrownLegal Assessment Specialist @ Lawhive
Updated on 25th January 2024

As a general principle, individuals have the freedom to choose their solicitors. However, if you're already committed to a conditional fee agreement, switching solicitors might feel daunting.

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We understand the disappointment that comes with feeling let down by a law firm or consultant no win no fee solicitor you trusted to act promptly and in your best interest. It's natural to feel hesitant about restarting the process with a new solicitor or causing delays to your case.

Nevertheless, it's essential to recognise that you have the right to make this change, and with proper handling, it shouldn't lead to significant issues or delays in your case.

If you're thinking about changing your no win no fee solicitors, it's wise to begin by openly discussing your concerns with both your current solicitor and any new solicitor you're considering. This ensures that progress continues smoothly with your case. Your peace of mind and the success of your case are our priorities.

Common reasons for changing no win no fee solicitors 

There are several common reasons why a client might decide to change their no win no fee solicitor or switch to another firm:

  • Unsatisfactory communication from your solicitor.

  • Uncertainty about the advice you're receiving.

  • The perception that your solicitor doesn't grasp the full extent of your injury and its impact on your life.

  • Lack of updates on your case or missed deadlines.

  • Concerns that the expected settlement won't cover long-term care or other expenses.

  • Lack of expertise from your current solicitor to handle your case effectively.

  • Feeling pressured to accept an offer you're unhappy with.

  • The inability of your current solicitor to continue representing you.

All these reasons are valid grounds for considering a change in your no win no fee solicitor.

Your peace of mind and the success of your case should always be top priorities. If you have doubts or concerns, seeking a second opinion and switching solicitors, if necessary, is important. It's crucial to have trust and confidence in the legal team handling your case.

Can I change solicitors halfway through a personal injury claim? 

If you're midway through a personal injury claim and feel like your current solicitors aren’t giving you the support and expertise you require, it's perfectly acceptable to change your solicitor.

Here at Lawhive, our team of personal injury solicitors is ready to step in and provide the assistance and support you need. Our goal is to alleviate the stress of your claim so you can focus on your recovery.

If you're experiencing doubts, seeking a second opinion is always a wise move, and potentially switching to another solicitor could be the right decision for you. For more details and to learn how we could take over your case, reach out to our legal assessment team for a free case evaluation today.

Do I have to pay to change no win no fee solicitors? 

Cases often move between solicitors. When handled properly, the process can be smooth with minimal disruption.

In terms of fees, your new solicitor will typically arrange with your current lawyers to delay their fees until the end of the case (if successful), alongside our fees. Occasionally, some solicitors may demand immediate payment of their fees upon transfer, but we'll guide you through this and negotiate with your previous solicitors if necessary.

Most often, we'll either transfer the existing no win no fee arrangement of your case if feasible, or we'll create a new conditional fee agreement with you.

Throughout, our team will keep you informed and work hard to minimise any delays, ensuring a smooth transition that benefits you. We understand that cost is important. If you're unhappy with your current firm and stick with them, you might end up losing out on a fair compensation deal. So, it's crucial to explore your options and make an informed decision to protect your interests.

How can I change my no win no fee solicitor? 

Switching your no win no fee solicitor to a Lawhive solicitor is typically straightforward and begins with an initial conversation with our legal assessment team.

During this chat, we'll ask you a few questions about your case. If we determine that we can take on your claim, we'll inform you right away. If you decide to proceed, we'll send you a 'form of authority' to authorise the transfer of your file directly to us.

Once you've filled out the form, we'll handle all the necessary arrangements behind the scenes. This includes assigning the most suitable solicitor from our network to your case.

Your new lawyer will then carefully review your case, including any evidence collected by your former solicitor. They'll assess the best course of action, which may involve obtaining input from medical experts and securing interim payments to support you until a settlement can be reached.

Can I change my case to a no win, no fee claim? 

In some circumstances, it is possible to transition to no win, no fee funding at any point in a case. All you need is a solicitor willing to take on your case, and a good understanding of conditional fee arrangements and if they’re right for you. 

If you’re currently pursuing a case with another solicitor but are considering switching to no win, no fee, we’re happy to review your claim and help you understand if a change to this funding model is right for you

Why switch to Lawhive? 

At Lawhive, our goal is to ensure that everyone has access to the law by making it affordable and providing swift access to solicitors. Our team of no win no fee solicitors has a proven track record in handling a wide range of cases, from simple to complex and high-value.

Whether your claim involves personal injury, medical negligence, or professional negligence, we can help expedite your case on a no win, no fee basis. This means there's no financial risk to you, allowing you to focus on your recovery or moving forward with your life. Rest assured that your new solicitor has your back, and you won’t encounter unexpected charges or costs throughout your claim.

In essence, your peace of mind, well-being, and the success of your case are our top priorities.

If you're considering switching no win no fee solicitors, reach out to our legal assessment team today. We're here to support you every step of the way.

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