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Our Promise

No Win No Fee Lawyers

What does No Win No Fee mean?

Our straightforward No Win No Fee model is designed to ensure access to justice for all.

We firmly believe in the strength of your case and our ability to win. In fact, we are so confident that if, unfortunately, your case is unsuccessful, you will not be held responsible for any of our legal fees.

We firmly believe that no one should be deprived of justice due to financial constraints. Therefore, we do not require any upfront fees, and we offer complimentary consultations. This means that we are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients, regardless of their financial situation.

This pledge lies at the heart of several legal services we provide, including personal compensation claims and will disputes.

How can I determine if my case qualifies for No Win No Fee?

At Dormer Stanhope, we strive to ensure clarity and transparency regarding your legal case, including whether it falls under our No Win No Fee arrangement.

To begin, we will provide you with a comprehensive Client Agreement before commencing work on your case. This agreement will outline all the essential details regarding the estimated fees and costs associated with your claim.

During one of our free initial consultations, one of our experienced lawyers will carefully review this document with you, addressing any questions you may have.

If you are uncertain whether your potential claim is eligible for our No Win No Fee option, please contact us. We are more than happy to provide you with the necessary information and guidance to determine if your case qualifies.

Rest assured, we are committed to ensuring that you fully understand the financial aspects of your case and are comfortable moving forward with the legal representation you deserve.

What are the fees for No Win No Fee lawyers?

The legal fees for our No Win No Fee lawyers vary depending on the unique circumstances of each client's case.

Typically, the total fee is determined by the amount of work involved in handling the case. This can be calculated either based on an agreed hourly rate between our firm and the client or according to rates set by legal regulations.

It is important to note that in personal compensation claims, our fees are never calculated as a percentage of the client's total compensation. While this approach may be common in some legal systems abroad, such as the United States, it is not permitted in Australia.

At Dormer Stanhope, we prioritise fairness and transparency in our fee structure, ensuring that our clients receive diligent legal representation without any undue financial burden.

Have questions about fees?

If you have any questions regarding our fees or any other aspect of our services, we encourage you to reach out to us. You can contact us directly or book an appointment for a free consultation.

We understand that discussing legal fees is important, and we want to ensure that you have all the information you need. That's why we offer free and confidential consultations, where you can arrange a conversation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to address your concerns and provide the guidance you require.

Our Vision

Dormer Stanhope offers you what other firms struggle to deliver - the expertise that comes with over 35 years of experience in top-tier firms, coupled with the personalised approach to client relationships only small firms can truly provide.

We pride ourselves on being an outcome-driven law firm.  Our effective and timely advice is a testament to our continued high success rate.  At our core, we are passionate about the law.  As a firm and as legal practitioners, we thrive on having our technical skills challenged and tested.

Justeen Dormer has often been described as one of the leading legal strategists in Dispute Resolution.  This reputation is Dormer Stanhope's benchmark for success, going beyond the scope of standard legal strategising to ensure the highest level of success for ourselves and our clients.

Dormer Stanhope takes pride in the professional community it has created, both internally and externally.

At Dormer Stanhope, we offer a rewarding client-centric service.  We understand that clients value essential qualities in their solicitor being: clarity, practicality, a collaborative approach and a high degree of understanding of their individual motives and objectives.​

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