Letter explaining DBA—personal injury and clinical negligence
Letter explaining DBA—personal injury and clinical negligence

The following Practice Compliance precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Letter explaining DBA—personal injury and clinical negligence

Standard DBA (personal injury and clinical negligence)

We have discussed various options for funding your costs, such as:

  1. legal expense insurance, eg under your house or car insurance

  2. via a trade union or other membership organisation

  3. by a third party funding agreement

  4. by legal aid

  5. [add any other method you may have discussed]

It appears that none of these options is available or suitable and we have therefore agreed to act on a damages-based agreement or ‘DBA’.

A DBA is a type of no-win-no-fee agreement. The agreement itself is enclosed with this letter and it relates to [state what the DBA covers, eg your claim for damages for personal injury arising out of a road accident on 1 April 2013]. We are satisfied that the DBA is suitable for your needs and takes account of your best interests.

Key features of a DBA

The table below shows what you will be liable to pay if you win your case and whether you can claim those costs from your opponent.

Costs you are liable to pay if you win your caseCan you claim these costs from your opponent?
The ‘payment’ of [insert figure, eg 25]% of:
—the amount you ultimately recover for pain, suffering and loss of amenity plus past losses
—net of any sums you may have to repay to the Department of Work and Pensions
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