NO WIN NO FEE AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT

PARTIES
(1) ROBERT BINGHGAM LIMITED
(2) YOU THE CLIENT

THIS AGREEMENT IS A BINDING LEGAL CONTRACT. BEFORE YOU SIGN, PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY. THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ATTACHED SCHEDULES AND CONDITIONS.

THE PARTIES AGREE:
1 DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
1.1 DEFINITIONS
IN THIS AGREEMENT, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED:

ADVOCACY
MEANS APPEARING FOR YOU AT COURT HEARINGS;

INSURANCE
MEANS ANY INSURANCE POLICY YOU PURCHASE TO PROVIDE INDEMNITY AGAINST THE RISK OF PAYING OUR DISBURSEMENTS AND/OR THE OPPOSING PARTY’S LEGAL COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS;

BASE COSTS
MEANS OUR CHARGES FOR THE WORK WE DO ON YOUR CLAIM (TO INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE TAX THEREON) CALCULATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CLAUSE 4;

CLAIM
MEANS YOUR CLAIM AS SET OUT IN CLAUSE 2.1 WHETHER OR NOT COURT PROCEEDINGS ARE ISSUED;

COUNTER CLAIM
MEANS A CLAIM THE OPPOSING PARTY MAKES AGAINST YOU IN RESPONSE TO YOUR CLAIM;

DAMAGES
MEANS MONEY YOU WIN WHETHER BY A COURT DECISION OR SETTLEMENT;

DISBURSEMENTS
MEANS PAYMENTS WE MAKE OR AGREE TO MAKE ON YOUR BEHALF IN THE COURSE OF THE CLAIM, INCLUDING THE FEES OF BARRISTERS WHO DO NOT HAVE A CFA WITH US, AND ANY APPLICABLE TAX THEREON;

AFTER-THE-EVENT
MEANS THE COST OF ANY AFTER-THE-EVENT INSURANCE POLICY;

INTERIM DAMAGES
MEANS MONEY A COURT SAYS THE OPPOSING PARTY MUST PAY OR THE OPPOSING PARTY AGREES TO PAY WHILE WAITING FOR A SETTLEMENT OR THE COURT’S FINAL DECISION;

INTERIM DISPUTE
MEANS A DISPUTE OR MATTER ARISING IN THE COURSE OF THE CLAIM THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF AN INTERIM APPLICATION WHETHER OR NOT IT PROCEEDS TO AN INTERIM HEARING;

INTERIM HEARING
MEANS A COURT HEARING THAT IS NOT FINAL;

LIEN
MEANS OUR RIGHT TO KEEP ALL PAPERS, DOCUMENTS, MONEY OR OTHER PROPERTY HELD ON YOUR BEHALF UNTIL ALL MONEY DUE TO US IS PAID. A LIEN MAY BE APPLIED AFTER THIS AGREEMENT OLDS;

LOSE
MEANS THE COURT HAS DISMISSED YOUR CLAIM OR YOU HAVE STOPPED IT ON OUR ADVICE. LOSE FOR THE PURPOSES OF AN INTERIM DISPUTE IS AN ORDER MADE IN FAVOUR OF THE OPPOSING PARTY, INCLUDING AN ORDER OR AGREEMENT TO PAY THE OPPOSING PARTY’S COSTS OF THE INTERIM DISPUTE;

PAYING PARTY
MEANS THE PARTY WHO IS LIABLE TO PAY COSTS TO YOU WHETHER PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER OR UNDER THE TERMS OF AN AGREEMENT WITH YOU. THE PAYING PARTY WILL USUALLY BE THE OPPOSING;

OPPOSING PARTY
MEANS THE PARTY AGAINST WHOM THE CLAIM IS MADE BY THE CLIENT;

PART 36 OFFER OR PAYMENT
SHALL HAVE THE MEANING SET OUT IN PART 36 OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES 1998

PROCEEDINGS
INCLUDES ANY SORT OF PROCEEDINGS (AND IS NOT CONFINED TO PROCEEDINGS IN A COURT) WHETHER COMMENCED OR CONTEMPLATED, SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF SECTION 58 OF THE COURTS AND LEGAL SERVICES ACT 1990;

SUCCESS FEE
MEANS THE PERCENTAGE BY WHICH BASE COSTS ARE TO BE INCREASED IN THE EVENT OF A WIN, TOGETHER WITH VAT THEREON AS APPROPRIATE. THE SUCCESS FEE WILL BE AS SET OUT IN CLAUSE 5.1. THE SUCCESS FEE CANNOT EXCEED 100% OF THE BASIC CHARGES;

TRIAL
MEANS THE FINAL CONTESTED HEARING OR THE CONTESTED HEARING OF ANY ISSUE TO BE TRIED SEPARATELY AND A REFERENCE TO A CLAIM CONCLUDING AT TRIAL INCLUDES A CLAIM SETTLED AFTER THE TRIAL HAS COMMENCED;

VAT
MEANS VALUE-ADDED TAX;

WIN
AS THE CONTEXT REQUIRES, A FINAL DECISION MADE IN THE CLAIM WHETHER BY A DECISION OF A COURT OR BY AGREEMENT WITH THE OPPOSING PARTY, WHEREBY YOU BECOME ENTITLED TO DAMAGES OR BECOME ENTITLED TO BE PAID ALL OR PART OF THE COSTS OF THE CLAIM BY THE OPPOSING PARTY. A FINAL DECISION IS ONE WHERE THE OPPOSING PARTY IS DENIED PERMISSION TO APPEAL, OR DOES NOT APPEAL IN TIME, OR LOSES THEIR APPEAL. A WIN FOR THE PURPOSES OF AN INTERIM DISPUTE IS AN ORDER MADE IN FAVOUR OF THE CLIENT INCLUDING AN ORDER OR AGREEMENT TO PAY YOUR COSTS OF THE INTERIM DISPUTE.

1.2 INTERPRETATION
UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:

1.2.1 THE SINGULAR INCLUDES THE PLURAL AND VICE VERSA;

1.2.2 REFERENCES TO PERSONS INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS, UN-INCORPORATED BODIES, GOVERNMENT ENTITIES, COMPANIES AND CORPORATIONS;

1.2.3 REFERENCES TO LEGISLATION INCLUDE ANY MODIFICATION OR REENACTMENT THEREOF.

1.2.4 CLAUSE HEADINGS DO NOT AFFECT THEIR INTERPRETATION; AND

1.2.5 GENERAL WORDS ARE NOT LIMITED BY EXAMPLE.

2 WHAT IS COVERED BY THIS AGREEMENT

2.1 YOUR CLAIM FOR LOSS/DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF THE MERCEDES EMISSIONS NITROGEN OXIDE ‘CHEAT DEVICE’ INSTALLED ON MOTOR VEHICLES UNDER THE MERCEDES DAIMLER GROUP INCLUDING ANY DEALERSHIPS THAT MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE ACTION (THE OPPOSING PARTY). AS THE CASE PROGRESSES FURTHER POTENTIAL PARTIES OR CLARIFICATION OF THEIR EXACT IDENTITY WILL BE KNOWN BUT SAVE TO SAY ANY DEFENDANT THAT HAS BEEN PART OF THE LITIGATION THAT WE ARE TAKING ACTION AGAINST FOR YOUR LOSS/DAMAGES.

2.2 ANY APPLICATION FOR PRE-ACTION OR NON-PARTY DISCLOSURE.

2.3 ANY APPEAL BY THE OPPOSING PARTY.

2.4 ANY APPEAL YOU MAKE AGAINST AN INTERIM ORDER OR AN ASSESSMENT OF COSTS.

2.5 ANY PROCEEDINGS YOU TAKE TO ENFORCE A JUDGMENT, ORDER OR AGREEMENT.

2.6 NEGOTIATIONS ABOUT AND/OR A COURT ASSESSMENT OF THE COSTS OF THIS CLAIM.

3 WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS AGREEMENT

3.1 ANY COUNTER CLAIM AGAINST YOU.

3.2 ANY APPEAL YOU MAKE, OR ANY APPEAL MADE BY THE OPPOSING PARTY, AGAINST THE FINAL JUDGMENT OR ORDER.

3.3 ANY REFERENCE TO THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE.

4 BASE COSTS

4.1 BASE COSTS ARE CALCULATED ON THE BASIS OF AN HOURLY RATE AS FOLLOWS: SOLICITOR GRADE A – 8 YEARS OR MORE QUALIFIED £400 PER HOUR: GRADE B, OVER FOUR YEARS BUT LESS THAN 8 YEARS £350 PER HOUR, GRADE C, FEE EARNERS LESS THAN FOUR YEARS QUALIFIED OR EXPERIENCED PARA-LEGAL GREATER THAN 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE £300 PER HOUR; GRADE D ALL OTHER FEE EARNERS £250 PER HOUR.

4.2 [SHORT OUTGOING LETTERS AND ROUTINE PHONE CALLS ARE CHARGED AT 1/10 OF AN HOUR. ALL OTHER WORK IS TIMED
IN SIX-MINUTE UNITS AND CHARGED AT THE RELEVANT HOURLY RATE.]

4.3 WE WILL ADD VAT AT THE PREVAILING RATE.

4.4 WE WILL REVIEW OUR HOURLY RATES ON A YEARLY AND IF THEY CHANGE WE WILL LET YOU KNOW. WE WILL GIVE YOU ADVANCE NOTICE OF ANY CHANGE TO OUR HOURLY RATES.

5 THE SUCCESS FEE

5.1 THE SUCCESS FEE IS SET AT 100% [WHICH CANNOT EXCEED 100]% OF OUR BASE COSTS CHARGED ON AN HOURLY BASIS.

5.2 THE SUCCESS FEE PERCENTAGE REFLECTS ALL RELEVANT FACTORS AS THEY REASONABLY APPEAR TO US ON THE DATE THIS AGREEMENT IS ENTERED IN TO, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
OUR ASSESSMENT OF YOUR PROSPECTS OF SUCCESS, IE:
THE SUCCESS FEE PERCENTAGE REFLECTS THE FOLLOWING:
• THE FACT THAT IF YOU LOSE, WE WILL NOT EARN ANYTHING;
• OUR ASSESSMENT OF THE RISKS OF YOUR CASE;
• ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE MATTERS;
• THE FACT THAT IF YOU WIN WE WILL NOT BE PAID OUR BASIC CHARGES UNTIL THE END OF THE CLAIM;
• OUR ARRANGEMENTS WITH YOU ABOUT PAYING EXPENSES AND DISBURSEMENTS.
• THE ARRANGEMENTS ABOUT PAYMENT OF OUR COSTS IF YOUR OPPONENT MAKES A PART 36 OFFER OR PAYMENT WHICH YOU REJECT ON OUR ADVICE, AND YOUR CLAIM FOR DAMAGES GOES AHEAD TO TRIAL WHERE YOU RECOVER DAMAGES THAT ARE LESS THAN THAT OFFER OR PAYMENT.
• THE FACT THAT IF YOU WIN, WE WILL NOT BE PAID UNTIL THE END OF YOUR CLAIM;
• OUR ARRANGEMENTS WITH YOU ABOUT PAYING DISBURSEMENTS;

5.3 THE SUCCESS FEE CANNOT BE MORE THAN 100% OF OUR BASE COSTS BUT OTHERWISE THERE IS NO MAXIMUM LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT OF THE SUCCESS FEE.

5.4 HOWEVER, WE HAVE AGREED TO LIMIT THE SUCCESS FEE RELATIVE TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF DAMAGES YOU RECEIVE OR TO WHICH YOU BECOME ENTITLED, WHETHER BY A COURT DECISION OR SETTLEMENT. THIS IS KNOWN AS THE SUCCESS FEE CAP AND IT:

5.4.1 DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE TAX; AND

5.4.2 DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SUCCESS FEE OF ANY BARRISTER WHO IS ACTING ON A CFA.

5.5 IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT YOU WISH TO DISCUSS ABOUT THE SUCCESS FEE, PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT.

6 DISBURSEMENTS

6.1 DISBURSEMENTS ARE PAYMENTS WE MAKE OR AGREE TO MAKE ON YOUR BEHALF IN THE COURSE OF THE CLAIM, EG COURT FEES, EXPERT FEES, TRAVEL EXPENSES AND THE FEES OF BARRISTERS WHO DO NOT HAVE A CFA WITH US.

6.2 IF YOU RECEIVE INTERIM DAMAGES, WE MAY REQUIRE YOU TO PAY ANY DISBURSEMENTS WE HAVE INCURRED UP TO THAT POINT AND A REASONABLE AMOUNT FOR OUR FUTURE DISBURSEMENTS. IF THE PAYMENT IS MADE TO YOU, WE CAN ASK FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT MONEY FROM YOU.

7 PAYING US IF YOU WIN

7.1 IF YOU WIN YOUR CLAIM, YOU PAY OUR BASE COSTS, OUR DISBURSEMENTS AND A SUCCESS FEE [(SUBJECT TO THE CAP IN CLAUSE ABOVE) TOGETHER WITH THE INSURANCE PREMIUM FOR ANY AFTER-THE-EVENT INSURANCE YOU TAKE OUT.

7.2 NORMALLY, YOU CAN CLAIM PART OF OUR BASE COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS FROM THE OPPOSING PARTY. YOU PROVIDE US WITH YOUR IRREVOCABLE AGREEMENT TO PURSUE SUCH A CLAIM ON YOUR BEHALF. IF WE AND THE OPPOSING PARTY CANNOT AGREE THE AMOUNT, THE COURT WILL DECIDE HOW MUCH YOU CAN RECOVER. YOU REMAIN LIABLE FOR PAYING OUR BASE COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS IN FULL REGARDLESS OF ANY AMOUNTS RECOVERED FROM THE OPPOSING PARTY.

7.3 YOU CANNOT CLAIM FROM THE OPPOSING PARTY THE SUCCESS FEES OR THE INSURANCE PREMIUM FOR ANY AFTER THE-EVENT INSURANCE YOU TAKE OUT. YOU, NOT THE OPPOSING PARTY, PAY OUR SUCCESS FEE [(SUBJECT TO THE CAP IN CLAUSE ABOVE) AND ANY INSURANCE PREMIUM.

7.4 CLAUSE 9 DEALS WITH THE PAYMENT OF BARRISTER’S FEES IF YOU WIN.

7.5 YOU AGREE THAT ANY DAMAGES DUE TO YOU FROM THE OPPOSING PARTY SHALL BE PAYABLE TO US, AND:

7.5.1 WE MAY DEDUCT FROM YOUR DAMAGES ANY BASE COSTS, DISBURSEMENTS AND SUCCESS FEE DUE TO US PLUS ANY BARRISTER’S FEES AND INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYABLE;

7.5.2 IF WE ASK YOU TO, YOU WILL SIGN A FORM OF AUTHORITY ALLOWING US TO DO THIS

7.6 YOU AGREE TO PAY INTO A DESIGNATED ACCOUNT ANY CHEQUE RECEIVED BY YOU OR BY US FROM THE OPPOSING PARTY AND MADE PAYABLE TO YOU. OUT OF THE MONEY, YOU AGREE TO LET US TAKE OUR BASE COSTS, DISBURSEMENTS, SUCCESS FEE, BARRISTER’S FEES, THE INSURANCE PREMIUM AND VAT.

7.7 YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPLY TO THE COURT FOR ASSESSMENT OF OUR COSTS, INCLUDING THE SUCCESS FEE. IF YOU MAKE SUCH AN APPLICATION, THE COURT WILL HAVE REGARD TO ALL THE RELEVANT FACTORS AS THEY REASONABLY APPEARED TO US WHEN THIS AGREEMENT WAS ENTERED INTO OR VARIED.

7.8 YOU AGREE THAT AFTER WINNING, THE REASONS FOR SETTING THE SUCCESS FEE AT THE AMOUNT STATED MAY BE DISCLOSED TO THE COURT AND ANY OTHER PERSON REQUIRED BY THE COURT.

7.9 WE ARE ALLOWED TO KEEP ANY INTEREST THE OPPOSING PARTY PAYS ON ANY COSTS.

7.10 IF THE OPPOSING PARTY DOES NOT PAY ANY DAMAGES OR COSTS OWED TO YOU, WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE RECOVERY ACTION IN YOUR NAME TO ENFORCE A JUDGMENT, ORDER OR AGREEMENT. THE COSTS OF THIS ACTION BECOME PART OF THE BASE COSTS.

7.11 IT MAY BE THAT THE OPPOSING PARTY MAKES A PART 36 OFFER OR PAYMENT WHICH YOU REJECT ON OUR ADVICE, AND YOU PURSUE YOUR CLAIM TO TRIAL OR SETTLEMENT WHERE YOU RECOVER DAMAGES THAT ARE LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO THE PART 36 OFFER OR PAYMENT. IF THIS HAPPENS, YOU WILL STILL HAVE WON YOUR CASE BUT:

7.11.1 WE WILL CHARGE OUR BASE COSTS AND SUCCESS FEE FOR THE PERIOD UP TO 21 DAYS AFTER WE RECEIVED NOTICE OF THE PART 36 OFFER OR PAYMENT AND THEREAFTER WE WILL CHARGE OUR BASE COSTS AND OUR SUCCESS FEE:

7.11.2 YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR OUR DISBURSEMENTS AND THE FEES OF ANY BARRISTER WHO IS NOT ACTING ON A NO-WIN-NO-FEE BASIS; AND

7.11.3 YOU WILL USUALLY BE ORDERED TO PAY THE OPPOSING PARTY’S COSTS FROM 21 DAYS AFTER THE OFFER OR PAYMENT WAS RECEIVED—AFTER-THE-EVENT INSURANCE MAY BE AVAILABLE TO COVER ANY SUCH ORDER AND THIS IS EXPLAINED AT CLAUSE 14 BELOW.

8 IF YOU LOSE

8.1 IF YOU LOSE, YOU DO NOT PAY OUR BASE COSTS OR SUCCESS FEE, BUT YOU WILL BE LIABLE TO PAY:

8.1.1 OUR DISBURSEMENTS;

8.1.2 THE FEES OF ANY BARRISTER WHO DID NOT ENTER INTO A CFA WITH US; AND

8.1.3 THE OPPOSING PARTY’S COSTS.

8.2 YOU MAY BE ABLE TO TAKE OUT AN INSURANCE POLICY AGAINST SOME OR ALL OF THIS RISK. THIS IS EXPLAINED AT CLAUSE 14 BELOW.

9 PAYMENT FOR ADVOCACY AND BARRISTER’S FEES

9.1 THE COST OF ADVOCACY AND ANY OTHER WORK BY US, OR BY ANY SOLICITOR AGENT ON OUR BEHALF, FORMS PART OF OUR BASE COSTS.

9.2 BARRISTERS’ FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN OUR BASE COSTS. IF IT BECOMES NECESSARY TO INSTRUCT A BARRISTER, WE WILL DISCUSS WITH YOU THE CHOICE OF BARRISTER AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR PAYMENT OF THE BARRISTER’S FEES, INCLUDING WHETHER THE BARRISTER IS WILLING TO ENTER INTO CONDITIONAL FEE AGREEMENT.

9.3 BARRISTERS WHO HAVE A CONDITIONAL FEE AGREEMENT WITH US

9.3.1 IF THE BARRISTER IS WILLING TO DO SO, WE WILL ENTER INTO A SEPARATE CFA WITH THEM. THIS WILL USUALLY BE ON THE BASIS THAT:
A) IF YOU WIN, THE BARRISTER WILL CHARGE A SUCCESS FEE IN ADDITION TO THEIR FEES—THE BARRISTER’S
SUCCESS FEE WILL BE SET OUT IN THE SEPARATE CFA WE MAKE WITH THEM; AND
B) IF YOU LOSE, THE BARRISTER WILL NOT CHARGE ANY FEE OR WILL CHARGE A REDUCED FEE.

9.3.2 IF YOU WIN, YOU ARE NORMALLY ENTITLED TO RECOVER SOME OR ALL OF ANY BARRISTER’S FEES FROM THE OPPOSING PARTY BUT YOU REMAIN LIABLE TO PAY THE BARRISTER’S FEES IN FULL. IN ADDITION, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER THE BARRISTER’S SUCCESS FEE AND WILL HAVE TO PAY THIS IN FULL.

9.3.3 WE WILL DISCUSS THE BARRISTER’S SUCCESS FEE WITH YOU BEFORE WE INSTRUCT THEM.

9.4 BARRISTERS WHO DO NOT HAVE A CONDITIONAL FEE AGREEMENT WITH US

9.4.1 WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO FIND A SUITABLE BARRISTER WHO IS WILLING TO ACT ON CFA OR YOU MAY DECIDE THAT YOU DO NOT WISH TO PAY A SUCCESS FEE TO THE BARRISTER. IF SO, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO INSTRUCT THE BARRISTER ON THE BASIS THAT YOU ARE LIABLE TO PAY THEIR FEE IN FULL, WIN OR LOSE.

9.4.2 IF YOU WIN, YOU WILL NORMALLY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER ALL OR PART OF ANY BARRISTER’S FEE FROM THE OPPOSING PARTY BUT YOU REMAIN LIABLE TO PAY THEIR FEES IN FULL.

9.4.3 IF YOU LOSE, YOU MUST PAY THE BARRISTER’S FEES IN FULL.

10 INTERIM COSTS

10.1 IF ON THE WAY TO WINNING OR LOSING YOU ARE AWARDED ANY COSTS, BY AGREEMENT OR COURT ORDER, WE ARE ENTITLED TO PAYMENT OF THOSE COSTS, TOGETHER WITH A SUCCESS FEE ON THOSE CHARGES IF YOU WIN OVERALL.

11 OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

11.1 WE MUST:

11.1.1 ALWAYS ACT IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS, SUBJECT TO OUR DUTY TO THE COURT; 11.1.2 EXPLAIN TO YOU THE RISKS AND BENEFITS OF TAKING LEGAL ACTION;

11.1.3 GIVE YOU OUR BEST ADVICE ABOUT WHETHER TO ACCEPT ANY OFFER OF SETTLEMENT; 11.1.4 GIVE YOU THE BEST INFORMATION POSSIBLE ABOUT THE LIKELY COSTS OF YOUR CLAIM;

12 YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

12.1 YOU MUST:

12.1.1 GIVE US INSTRUCTIONS THAT ALLOW US TO DO OUR WORK PROPERLY;

12.1.2 NOT ASK US TO WORK IN AN IMPROPER OR UNREASONABLE WAY;

12.1.3 NOT DELIBERATELY MISLEAD US;

12.1.4 CO-OPERATE WITH US;

12.1.5 GO TO ANY COURT HEARING;

12.1.6 AGREE TO PAYMENT OF ANY OF YOUR COMPENSATION TO US IN OUR DESIGNATED ACCOUNT.

13 TERMINATION

13.1 IF YOU TERMINATE THE AGREEMENT

13.1.1 YOU CAN END THE AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME. [UNLESS YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO CANCEL THIS AGREEMENT AND DO SO WITHIN THE 14–DAY TIME LIMIT, WE OR WE] THEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHETHER YOU MUST:
(A) PAY OUR BASE COSTS AND OUR DISBURSEMENTS, INCLUDING BARRISTERS’ FEES BUT NOT THE SUCCESS FEE
WHEN WE ASK FOR THEM; OR
(B) PAY OUR BASE COSTS AND OUR DISBURSEMENTS, INCLUDING BARRISTERS’ FEES AND THE SUCCESS FEES IF
YOU GO ON TO WIN YOUR CLAIM.

13.2 IF WE TERMINATE THE AGREEMENT

13.2.1 WE CAN END THIS AGREEMENT IF YOU DO NOT KEEP TO YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES IN CLAUSE 12. WE THEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHETHER YOU MUST:
(A) PAY OUR BASE COSTS AND OUR DISBURSEMENTS, INCLUDING BARRISTERS’ FEES BUT NOT THE SUCCESS FEE
WHEN WE ASK FOR THEM; OR
(B) PAY OUR BASE COSTS AND OUR DISBURSEMENTS, INCLUDING BARRISTERS’ FEES AND THE SUCCESS FEES IF
YOU GO ON TO WIN YOUR CLAIM.

13.3 WE CAN END THIS AGREEMENT IF WE BELIEVE YOU ARE UNLIKELY TO WIN. IF THIS HAPPENS, YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY OUR BASE COSTS BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY OUR DISBURSEMENTS, INCLUDING THE FEES OF ANY BARRISTER WHO DOES NOT HAVE A CFA WITH US.

13.4 WE CAN END THIS AGREEMENT IF YOU REJECT OUR OPINION ABOUT MAKING A SETTLEMENT WITH THE OPPOSING PARTY. THIS INCLUDES A SITUATION WHERE YOU REJECT OUR ADVICE TO ACCEPT A PART 36 OFFER OR PAYMENT MADE BY THE OPPOSING PARTY. YOU MUST THEN:

13.4.1 PAY OUR BASE COSTS AND OUR DISBURSEMENTS, INCLUDING BARRISTERS’ FEES; AND 13.4.2 PAY THE SUCCESS FEE IF YOU GO ON TO WIN YOUR CLAIM.

13.5 IF YOU ASK US TO GET A SECOND OPINION FROM A SPECIALIST SOLICITOR OUTSIDE OUR FIRM, WE WILL DO SO. YOU PAY THE COST OF A SECOND OPINION UNLESS WE AGREE WITH YOU TO THE CONTRARY.

13.6 IF YOU TRANSFER YOUR CASE TO ANOTHER SOLICITOR OR LEGAL ADVISOR, YOU WILL PAY US ALL OF OUR DISBURSEMENTS WE HAVE INCURRED AND WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO INCREASE OUR SUCCESS FEE CAP TO 50% OF YOUR COMPENSATION YOU MAY SUBSEQUENTLY OBTAIN.

14 AFTER-THE-EVENT-INSURANCE [TO BE ADVISED]

14.1 YOU MAY BE ABLE TO TAKE OUT AN INSURANCE POLICY AGAINST THE RISK OF PAYING DISBURSEMENTS IF YOU LOSE, OR SOME OR ALL OF THE OPPOSING PARTY’S COSTS. THIS IS CALLED AFTER-THE-EVENT-INSURANCE.

14.2 IF YOU WIN, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THE INSURANCE PREMIUM FOR ANY AFTER-THE-EVENT INSURANCE YOU TAKE OUT AND YOU CANNOT CLAIM ANY OF THE COST FROM THE OPPOSING PARTY.

14.3 IF YOU LOSE, THE PREMIUM [THIS IS BEING CONSIDERED}DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE INSURANCE POLICY DOCUMENTS. WE WILL GIVE FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT INSURANCE POLICIES TO YOU SO THAT YOU CAN DECIDE WHETHER YOU WISH TO TAKE.

15 DEATH

15.1 IF YOU DIE BEFORE YOUR CLAIM IS CONCLUDED, THIS AGREEMENT AUTOMATICALLY ENDS AND WE WILL BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER OUR BASE COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS UP TO THE DATE OF YOUR DEATH FROM YOUR ESTATE.

15.2 IF YOUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES WISH TO CONTINUE YOUR CLAIM, WE MAY OFFER THEM A NEW CFA, AS LONG AS THEY AGREE TO PAY THE SUCCESS FEE ON OUR BASE COSTS FROM THE DATE OF THIS AGREEMENT.

16 WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THIS AGREEMENT ENDS

16.1 AFTER THIS AGREEMENT ENDS, WE MAY APPLY TO HAVE OUR NAME REMOVED FROM THE RECORD OF ANY PROCEEDINGS IN WHICH WE ARE ACTING, UNLESS WE ENTER INTO ANOTHER FORM OF FUNDING WITH YOU.

16.2 WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRESERVE OUR LIEN, UNLESS ANOTHER SOLICITOR WORKING FOR YOU UNDERTAKES TO PAY US WHAT WE ARE OWED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING A SUCCESS FEE IF YOU WIN.

17 VARIATION

17.1 NO AMENDMENT OR VARIATION OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE VALID UNLESS CONFIRMED IN WRITING BY AN AUTHORISED SIGNATORY OF EACH PARTY.