Contesting a will or contesting probate can be done affordable and effectively on a No Win No Fee basis. At C-PAID, we work each day to make more people aware of this.
We frequently speak to bereaved and aggrieved individuals who have a need to challenge the terms of a will or to contest probate, but simply don’t know about the costs that they will face.
If their case is suitable, then we are able to relieve those concerns because we can refer their case onto our specialist Contested Probate and Will Challenge Solicitors who are prepared to act on a genuine No Win No Fee basis. To find out if their case is suitable, we do not charge – this is where C-PAID sets itself apart from many leading firms across England and Wales.
Let’s take a look across the legal sector across England and Wales. Many solicitors in our sector will only undertake Will Challenge cases on a privately paying basis. This means that they will act for you, on the agreement that they are to be paid as the case progresses, and they will not act if you do not want or cannot afford to pay them. Sometimes they demand payment upfront, and will cease to work when the money has run out, stopping their work for you until they have been paid further sums of money. Sometimes these solicitors charge their fees in arrears, and then stop acting when those fees are not paid when they are billed for. In these models, the solicitors that act under these types of agreements attempt to recover those costs from opponents, but quite often there is a portion that remains unrecoverable. If the case is not successful when paying privately, the client is left out of pocket to the tune of tens of thousands of pounds.
C-PAID’s specialist contentious probate lawyers do not act on that basis. When our solicitors accept a case, it is on a genuine No Win No Fee basis. And we do not charge you for our initial consultations to assess if there is a case that our solicitors can accept.
Our expert solicitors can run your case from start to finish without asking for any upfront fees, and without asking you to make any payment towards their charges as the case progresses. If the case is not successful, then under our No Win No Fee model, the solicitor agrees not to be paid. If your case is successful, then our expert solicitors expect to recover their fees from opponents, so you do not have to make a contribution towards the legal fees.
Therefore, whilst some solicitors may charge tens of thousands of pounds for your contested probate case under a privately paid basis, C-PAID’s expert contested probate and contested will solicitors do not charge a penny until the case is successful. They expect to recover their fees from opponents.
Once your claim succeeds, and only once your claim succeeds, you will be required by the No Win No Fee agreement to pay a success fee from your winnings. That success fee is capped at a fixed percentage and is only payable from funds that you win. We do not ask you to put your hand in your pocket to make this payment.
Therefore, whilst some firms may require you to borrow money in order to afford the fees, our panel of expert solicitors will not charge you a penny for their fees as your case progresses, and any payment that you do make to them is only made if you win and is only paid from winnings. With today’s cost of living becoming increasingly high, it’s easy to understand why C-PAID’s genuine No Win No Fee model has enabled people in all financial situations to benefit from expert legal assistance.
As time goes by, more and more people are finding it to be cost-effective to run a contested probate case on a genuine No Win No Fee basis through C-PAID.