We firmly believe that you should have the opportunity to seek the justice you deserve after suffering a personal data breach.
Our no-win no-fee agreement has been designed to make our legal services as accessible as possible, giving you the confidence to bring your claim for compensation and seek the awards that you deserve.
We’ll always ensure that you’re made fully aware of the details of any formal agreement before you sign – so you’re in complete control from start to finish.
Our Promise To You
- Benefit from a free consultation with absolutely no obligation to sign any agreements.
- We can advise you whether or not you’ll be able to make a successful compensation claim.
- When you win, you’ll pay an industry-standard success fee of 25% of the total damages awarded to you.
- Our basic charges, expenses and disbursements are also payable upon winning, however you are entitled to seek recovery of these from your opponent.
- If your claim is unsuccessful then you do not pay our charges. We’ll advise you to take out an After the Event Insurance policy in order for you to cover the Defendant’s cost.
Starting a No Win No Fee claim
How do no-win no-fee data protection claims work?
No-win no-fee data protection claims are undertaken by solicitors once a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) has been signed by a victim of data breach. The CFA sets out what will take place in the eventuality of a successful claim.
By signing the CFA, you’ll agree to pay a success fee to us once your claim has been settled. The CFA also covers what happens if the claim is unsuccessful.
You won’t have to pay our basic charges if the claim is unsuccessful, however you will have obligations under the agreement which you must meet, otherwise you will be liable to those charges.
- give us instructions that allow us to do our work properly;
- not ask us to work in an improper or unreasonable way;
- not deliberately mislead or lie to us;
- cooperate with us fully;
- go to any medical or expert examination or court hearing that is required by the process
How can you afford to offer no-win no-fee services?
We can afford to offer no-win no-fee services by only offering CFAs to victims of data breach who have a genuine chance of making a successful claim.
Our free initial consultation is offered to anyone who thinks they may have suffered from a data protection breach. If we believe that we can bring a successful claim on your behalf, then we’ll offer you our CFA to sign.
Of course, there are some cases that do not go our way.
This is why we always advise our clients to take our After the Event insurance in order to cover themselves in the unlikely eventuality that they must pay the defendant’s legal costs.
This insurance covers you for any costs if you lose, even if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a penny.
What is the process of making a no-win no-fee data breach claim?
- Free Data Breach Consultation – You send us a message, or give us a call and tell us about how you’ve been affected by a data protection breach. We’ll ask you some questions and let you know whether or not we can assist you in making a claim.
- Signing The Conditional Fee Agreement – If we believe that you have a strong case, then we’ll offer you our services. You’ll read and sign our CFA, and then we’ll be able to get to work investigating your claim.
- Contacting The Defendant – We’ll get in touch with the business or organisation that has breached your data. Our team will deal with all these communications, and get in touch if they need any more information from you.
- Talking To The Information Commissioner’s Office – We’ll find out if the organisation has reported the data breach (they’re legally required to).
- Claiming Your Compensation – Once we have all the facts, we’ll be able to move your claim forward and try to win your compensation.
What is the time limit for a no-win no-fee data protection compensation claim?
You have 6 years from the date of the breach to provide evidence that you have suffered damages or stress related to it. This makes it really important that you act quickly and enlist a specialist legal service to deal with making the claim on your behalf.
How much compensation can I claim?
The amount of compensation you can claim for a data breach will depend on the circumstances.
For example, in cases where your name has been breached in conjunction with financial details, you could reasonably claim up to £5,000.
You may be able to claim more for a data breach if you can prove that breach has more than just damaged your finances.
If the consequences of a data breach have negatively affected a pre-existing illness then you may be able to claim more compensation as a result.
As the amount of compensation you are entitled to is dependent on so many variables, we’ll only be able to give you an estimated figure once we know all the facts.
Get in touch with us today if you’d like guidance from our data protection solicitors. We can determine if you have a valid claim and guide you through the rest of the process.Get In Touch
What if my no-win no-fee claim is successful?
If you win your claim, you’ll have to pay our basic charges, our expenses and disbursements and a success fee together with the premium for any insurance you take out.
Our success fee is an industry-standard 25% of the total of any general damages awarded to you.
You are entitled to seek recovery from your opponent for part of (or all) of our basic charges, expenses and disbursements, but not the success fee or any insurance premium.
It may be that your opponent makes a formal offer to settle your claim which you reject, and your claim for damages goes ahead to trial where you recover damages that are less than that offer.
If this happens, you may be ordered to pay your opponent’s costs, but only up to the amount of damages and interest awarded to you.
When dealing with data breaches we recommend taking out an ATE policy which we’ll arrange for you. If the case is successful we’ll be able to claim back the costs of the policy from the defendant on your behalf.
We always make sure you are fully informed about any potential costs before we proceed.
What if my no-win no-fee claim fails?
If your no-win no-fee claim fails you will be responsible for the Defendant’s costs if your claim has been issued in Court.
We will always advise you to take out a policy of After the Event Insurance beforehand, in order to cover the Defendants costs.
As long as you have fully cooperated with us, and not misled us, then you do not pay our charges if you lose.
Can I make a no-win no-fee claim for a breach of data protection?
In order to make a no-win no-fee breach of data protection you must:
- Have a data protection breach case with good prospects
- Make your claim within 6 years of the breach taking place
- Agree to sign a Conditional Fee Agreement that sets out your obligations
- Pay a success fee upon winning damages if your case is successful
Have you been affected by a data protection breach?
We offer a Free Data Breach Consultation to anyone affected by a data breach. If you’ve suffered from a data protection breach, either medically or financially, then you may be able to make a no-win no-fee claim with the help of our solicitors.