According to a number of researches those lawyers working on a success fee do not particularly benefit in terms of profit with respect to those who practice hourly fee services. Those who agree to get a percentage of the winnings oftentimes tend to refuse the client, if they see the futility of the proceedings, while, performing work on the basis of billable hours lawyers have almost no risk and, therefore, they are less selective as a rule.
Indeed, there is a risk that the lawyers charged an hourly fee, may try to stretch the case by declaring unlawful demands and using a variety of procedural tools to extend the trial to sort out every detail, even if this is not necessary.
Most often, a lawyer will not abuse her position, because of the possible loss of trust of the client, which can adversely affect its business reputation. That is more applicable to individual specialists rather than large businesses. Thus, the reputable companies of Forster Dean Solicitors caliber, having a deep focus on accident claims and no win no fee practices, cherish their reputation and the short cash is not something it can be interested in.
Some customers think that the size of the ‘success fee’ is too large, but when you consider that a lawyer actually runs the risk that she would work for free – the amount doesn’t seem so significant. Even the minimum hourly rate of lawyers is quite high, although the actual amount of time and effort spent on the job may be less than specified in the contract.
Most often, companies use a mixed system of valuation services by applying success fee as well as fixed price quotes or hourly rates. This allows you to more intelligently manage the risks of the law firm.