Article contentAt National Compensation Lawyers (NCL), we primarily operate on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This means you have access to expert legal advice without the worry of paying upfront legal fees. A request for payment of legal fees will only be made once we achieve a successful outcome of your claim. Legal fees are normally incorporated in the settlement amount.Our professional costs are recorded throughout the life of your file and are charged in accordance with the Court Scale of Costs.In most matters, additional expenses charged by others are incurred to progress your claim, including fees charged by doctors, specialists, hospitals, Government authorities, experts, Barristers and Courts. They are called disbursements. Disbursements reasonably incurred are normally recoverable from the other side.Some lawyers will ask you to sign a “finance agreement” to fund their disbursements. In these cases interest, fees and charges, which can be substantial, are incurred which you ultimately have to pay. National Compensation Lawyers do not offer a finance facility. We fund all expenses on your behalf. We believe this is a necessary part of the service we offer our clients. Some lawyers may attempt to claim a percentage of your compensation as their fees. National Compensation Lawyers do not. There are no hidden costs or surprises. You should be aware that if your matter proceeds to Court and you are unsuccessful, the Court can make an Order that you pay your opponents’ legal costs. So that you are not put in this predicament, we constantly monitor and review your claim. At your free initial consultation with a lawyer, we will fully explain our costs structure and provide you with a Cost Agreement which clearly sets out all information. For more information, or to arrange an obligation-free consultation with a lawyer, please call us on 1300 FEARLESS (1300 332 753).