Success Fee Arrangement

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Morton Fraser Partner Nicola Ross
Nicola Ross
Nicola is a partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.  She is a highly experienced commercial litigator with a significant trac...
0141 274 1142
Morton Fraser Partner & Solicitor Advocate Richard McMeeken
Richard McMeeken
Partner & Solicitor Advocate
Richard is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.
0131 247 1035

The cost of pursuing legal action to reclaim money that is owed can often be off-putting for SMEs, even if they have a strong case. This can lead to bad debt and perfectly good claims being written off, even though they might be recoverable. It doesn’t need to be that way.

Here at Morton Fraser, our commercial litigation lawyers based in Edinburgh and Glasgow are keen to help level the playing field. That is why we have introduced a funding option that may help you recover the debt owed to your business without the risk of a traditional 'pay as you go' approach. We call this a Success Fee Arrangement.

What is Success Fee Arrangement?

Pending reasonable prospects of winning, success fee arrangement is where we would work on your case and only charge you a fee in the event that you make a financial recovery. To completely de-risk the legal process for you, we also partner with insurers who can provide insurance cover against any award of legal costs made against you if you lose your case. 

Court action at no risk to you 

The fees that we would charge would be a fixed percentage of the financial recovery that you make. If you don't make a recovery then we don't charge a fee - it's that simple. The same would apply to the premiums for any insurance products you needed: the premium would only be payable if you win the case. This all means that you would have cost certainty and be safe in the knowledge that if you lost the case then you wouldn't have an expensive bill to pay.

Access to Scotland's top litigators 

Our commercial litigation solicitors are based in Edinburgh and Glasgow but operate throughout Scotland. They are highly regarded and expert at achieving results for our clients. By instructing us to deal with your claim on a success fee basis, you will have access to our considerable resources and expertise which means you would maximise your chances of recovering a debt or resolving a dispute that you might otherwise have reluctantly written off.

Next steps 

If you have a debt or dispute that you were thinking of letting go due to the costs involved in legal action but are interested in trying to recover it on a no risk basis then, to find out how we might be able to assist, please complete our success fee arrangement questionnaire below or contact Richard McMeeken or Nicola Ross using the make an enquiry form to the right.

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