No-win, no-fee policy
Driven by justice – not profit.

We believe that every action has a reaction. And when our clients are robbed of a bright future due to the negligence of others, it’s these consequences that drive us to fight for their rights. For this purpose, we offer our professional services on a no-win, no-fee basis. This is rendered in terms of the Contingency Fees Act 66 of 1997, which stipulates that the the legal practitioner is entitled to charge double their hourly rate to a maximum of 25% (twenty five percent) of the capital award secured by the legal practitioner on behalf of the client. We carefully consider the potential success of every case. In the event of us advising a client that they have no prospects in pursuing a matter, no professional fee is levied for the enquiry or services rendered.
Should we determine that the client has grounds for a claim, we will finance the investigation and preparation of the matter. This includes, for example, obtaining all treatment records and accounts, securing and briefing the most eminent medical experts and advocates, obtaining certain radiological and pathological investigations, certain transport costs, and the like. These costs (disbursements) are then deducted from the capital award secured for the client (plus interest on amounts disbursed) upon the successful conclusion of the matter, together with the Contingency Fee mentioned above.
*The client is required to sign a Contingency Fee Agreement and Special Power of Attorney at inception of the matter in order to become a client of the practice.

How Joseph’s assesses your case

We follow this process in order to achieve a positive result

Expert investigations.
Exemplary results.

We carefully build each case to ensure it is viable. Our passion for seeing justice done is supported by detailed and thorough investigations with a view to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We are ably assisted by in-house medical practitioners.

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FAQs on Fee Structure:

It means the attorney works on a no-win, no-fee basis ie. You are only charged a fee if the claim is successful. You are not required to pay anything upfront.

The attorney charges double their normal fee to a maximum of 25% (twenty five percent) of the capital amount recovered for their services, inclusive of VAT. Example: Capital recovered: R100 000 x 25% = R25 000 contingency fee inclusive of VAT.
All disbursements e.g. cost of obtaining medical records, revenue stamp on the summons, cost of medical legal reports and cost of advocates for preparation and appearing in court, are also deducted.
Party and party costs are the opposing party’s (defendant) contribution towards the cost, if you are successful with your claim. A contribution towards the lawyer’s fees and the disbursements are recovered.