No Win – No Fee
Once we accept your instruction to proceed with the litigation on your claim, we work on a “no win – no fee” basis. This means that if we don’t win your case, we don’t send you the bill. We carry all the risk and you will not be liable to pay us anything should we not succeed with your claim.
We work on a Contingency Fee basis:
The “no win – no fee” structure is based on the Contingency Fees Act 66 of 1997, which sets out that an attorney working on a contingency basis is entitled to 25%, plus VAT, of the capital amount awarded to a client, or double his usual fees, whichever amount is the lesser.
Ehlers Attorneys finances the investigation and preparation of your claim. This may include obtaining hospital records and reports, information from the police (e.g. accident reports, copies of the docket, post mortem reports), and information from your employer or the employer of your breadwinner.
We also finance your appointments with the relevant medical experts in order to obtain medico-legal reports regarding your injuries. This will include providing you with financial assistance for transport and accommodation costs to attend your medico-legal appointments and to attend court.
Ehlers Attorneys will further finance actuarial reports quantifying your loss, as well as all advocate fees.
We will recover costs from the RAF on your behalf.
We will not require a deposit from you. You will not be required to finance any of the expenses related to your claim from your own pocket during the litigation of your claim. We will not require you to sign a loan agreement with us, nor do we charge interest on any of the expenses paid on your behalf by ourselves.
If, for whatever reason, we do not successfully finalise your claim, you will not be liable for any fees whatsoever.