Every claim is covered by our No Win No Fee Guarantee. That means you pay nothing unless we win your case.
While many firms throw around the phrase ‘No Win No Fee’, dig a little deeper and you’ll find many hidden costs.
But at Monaco, we believe that ‘No Win No Fee’ should be just that. No conditions. No sneaky asterisks. Just expert legal representation, available to every Australian.
* For work injury damages, TPD, superannuation, income protection and death benefits claims, we offer a 30-day risk-free trial.
In New South Wales, the government covers legal fees for Workers Compensation claims. This means you will never receive a bill from us for the work we do on your claim.
Should your claim be successful, your total legal fees will be a combination of our professional fees and disbursements. Your fees will also include barrister’s costs if your claim went to court.
These are the fees we charge for our work. Our professional fees are an honest reflection of the work done on your claim and generally do not exceed 30% of your compensation.
These are the additional costs related to filing your claim. This includes medical tests and reports, expert evidence, court filing fees, process service fees, and the like. We cover all disbursements upfront and you will only pay them if we successfully resolve your claim.
We’re experts at what we do. Because of this, we’ll only engage a barrister if your case requires it. We carefully monitor how much your barrister charges to ensure you get the best legal representation at the lowest cost.
The cost agreement is where we set out all obligations related to your claim. As part of the cost agreement, we’re obligated to:
As part of this same agreement, you’re obligated to:
Disbursements are all costs related to running your claim, aside from the professional fees charged by your solicitor or barrister.
This includes, but is not limited to:
We pay all disbursements upfront on your behalf. You are only liable for them after we successfully resolve your claim.
To maximise your final payout, we always attempt to recover most of our legal costs from the other party. Whether your case is resolved in or out of court, our experience and tough negotiating tactics ensure you keep more of your compensation.
The overwhelming majority of cases (over 95%) settle out of court. This usually involves taking part in an informal settlement conference or a mediation. During this process, we’ll negotiate the terms of your settlement, including whether the other party will contribute towards your legal costs. In most cases, our careful planning and experience means we recover most of your legal costs from the opposition.
The judge determines the payment of costs if your claim goes to court. There are two types of costs that a judge may order:
We win 98% of all our No Win No Fee claims. If your case is one of the small number we don’t win, you have nothing to pay.
Absolutely. In fact, we’re safer than other lawyers because we: