Re: PAYG Lawyers ..
Invariably, legal fees are calculated separately from any awards for damages. A judge will determine to what level your own legal fees can be claimed from the other party/parties which are paid in addition to the award. What almost never happens is a judge awarding 100% of your legal fees. Judges will tend to look at how you've conducted yourself before making any awards for fees, and will assess things like your eagerness to get into court and whether there was anything you might have been able to do to avoid coming to court at all. If you can reclaim 70% of your fees then you're doing well.