No win, no fee

Help when you need it most without the added stress of upfront legal fees - engaging a no win, no fee lawyer.


When you need legal help, understandably, the first thing people often think is ‘can I afford it?’

To address this, our Senior Partner, Peter Gordon and Partner, Paul Henderson pioneered the ‘no win, no fee’ system to create greater access to the legal system.

What is No Win, No Fee?


Whether you are located in Melbourne, Sydney, or anywhere in regional NSW or Victoria, a No Win, No Fee agreement means that for eligible cases, you don’t have to worry about up-front legal fees. We run your case, and if the case is successful, the legal fee is deducted from your settlement. At Gordon Legal, we believe you should not be prevented from pursuing your rights because you can’t afford it.

Is my case eligible?


Gordon Legal will assess your case to determine whether it has reasonable prospects of success and therefore be eligible for a No Win, No Fee arrangement. Generally speaking, the kinds of cases that are eligible are personal injury law claims including:

• Workers compensation accidents
• Transport accidents
• Injuries in public or private places
• Dust and asbestos diseases
• Medical Negligence; and
• Institutional abuse.

Some other types of claim may also be eligible, such as claims arising from a dispute over a will.

Cases which are not eligible for No Win, No Fee arrangements include:

• Family law
• Criminal defence
• Employment law
• Drafting a Will
• Commercial or business law advice

If you look at all of the most important legal breakthroughs for ordinary people in the last 30, 40 or 50 years — asbestos victims over James Hardie, women with defective breast implants, or whether it’s for people with medically acquired HIV or victims of religious institution sexual abuse — all have been under a no-win, no-fee basis. If those people were required to pay up front James Hardie, for example, would have got away scot-free. No-one reasonable would consider that to be a just outcome.

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon
Senior Partner

How we can help you:

There is often nothing more stressful than having to face the prospect of legal proceedings. That’s when having a straight-talking lawyer on your side can make all the difference.

When we are engaged on a No Win, No Fee basis, we are very careful to ensure that you understand all of your rights and obligations. The terms and conditions covering your legal arrangement with our team at Gordon Legal, as well as how disbursement costs will be covered, will be explained to you in full before we proceed with your case or claim.

It is critical you get good legal advice early. Putting it off can often make a difficult situation worse, taking up more of your time and causing you more unnecessary stress.

The first step is to give us a call and have an initial discussion. Our lawyers can take you through your options and next steps in a clear, and direct way so you know where you stand and how we can help you, when you need it most.

Call us on 1300 58 46 26 and chat to one of our lawyers and find out more about no win, no fee.

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