Time costing (charging you by 6 minute increments) by lawyers has been a long standing approach and the one of much angst for client’s.
Let’s put it this way, we will not charge you for opening a Christmas card you may send to us.
We have dispensed with the old time costing routine of law firms and introduced a new, fresh approach to charging for our work based on what both you, the client, and we, as your lawyers, believe to be fair and reasonable.
Fixed Fee Approach
We will charge you a fixed fee for the service you require from us. This amount will be agreed to at the time you provide us with your instructions.
Event Based Costing
We will charge you a fixed fee for various stages of your matter.
Fancy your own in house counsel? We provide this option to client’s who provide us with regular work throughout any given year. This will allow you to budget for your legal services. In most cases, the retainer would cover all legal services provided to your organisation or business. It is reviewed regularly so that we maintain a fair agreement with you commensurate to the work being completed.
Litigation matters often drag out. To give you piece of mind, we offer the ability to enter into a retainer for the preparation phase of the matter and then the court phase (hearing) of the matter. This allows you to save on costs if the matter reaches a resolution prior to the final court hearing.
Disbursements and GST
All of our retainers are entered into on a, plus disbursements and GST basis. We will provide you with an estimate of the disbursements at the time of instructing us.