Fees

We know that legal fees are a sensitive matter, and we strive to work on a clearly understood/agreed fee basis to avoid any issues in regard to our professional fees.

Our fees are competitive, and provide value for money. We discuss the issue of fees at the first consultation.

In matters which require a specific task, we provide a fixed-fee quote, e.g. our usual fees for first consultation ($198.00 incl GST), Divorce matters ($990.00 incl GST), notarial services ($66.00 including GST for notarising a one-page document), giving written advice, depending upon the complexities involved. There would be no hidden charges.

In matters in which it is not possible to fix costs, such as in on-going litigation matters, our solicitor’s fees are $400.00 plus GST per hour. We can and do fix costs for each stage of the matter, and also provide an estimate of costs should the matter proceed to trial.

In personal injuries/Workcover matters, we undertake work on a ‘speculative’ (no-win no-fee) basis, which means that payment of fee will not be required up-front and will become payable only when the claim has been successfully finalised. According to current law, in such matters a law firm is entitled to charge a client no more than half the amount to which a client is entitled under a judgment or settlement after deducting any refunds and amounts of disbursements.

We keep our clients informed as to the estimate of fees if there is any change because of change in circumstances.