Yes, you can get in, out and on with your life, at a fixed price
Our clients concerns are our concerns.
Is one of your primary concerns when engaging a lawyer a fear of spiralling costs due to the uncertainty and unpredictability of legal fees?
Would the offer of fixed fees, tailored to your individual case needs, provide you with certainty, predictability and total transparency in relation to your legal fees?
How do Fixed Fees work?
We offer fixed fees for all our legal services to put your mind at rest.
This means that we charge for the task that you task us to do, not the time that it takes us to do it.
After meeting with you to discuss your legal issues, we estimate the work that is required at each stage of your matter and provide you with a fixed fee quote for the first step (stage one) and each future step that may arise (e.g. stages 2, 3 and 4) that is:
- Tailored to your individual case needs;
- Specific to the scope/stage of work that is required in your matter;
- updated if required to accommodate your changing legal needs.
Our fixed fees are offered to you in stages (scopes), e.g. preparation of court documents, preparation and appearance at first court date, preparation and attendance at mediation, as separate fixed fee agreements. With each stage of work you instruct us to complete, you are made aware of the fixed fee for the next stage/s, if required. Upon completion of each stage of work, you decide whether to progress to the next stage, pursuant to a further fixed fee agreement, keeping you in control of your costs.
If the scope of the work or your legal needs change, a varied fixed fee agreement is discussed and agreed upon with you.
Fixed Fees are better.
By choosing fixed fees, you choose:
√ CERTAINTY AND TRANSPARENCY OF YOUR LEGAL FEES
You will always know how much you are going to be charged at each stage of your matter so that you can make realistic arrangements to budget for and pay your legal fees. You know your costs cannot be driven up by a third party or circumstances outside of your control. You have complete control over your costs.
√ BETTER COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR LAWYER
Given you are not charged each time you contact your lawyer it promotes better communication between lawyer and client ensuring your have a greater understanding of the legal issues and an ability to make informed decisions to draw your matter to a conclusion quickly and cost effectively.
√ VALUE FOR MONEY
Fixed fees puts the focus back on the value that we are providing to you in achieving your goals rather than the number of hours that is spent on the task.
√ A MORE EFFICIENT LAWYER
Fixed fees create an incentive for your lawyer to progress your matter and to deliver an outcome to you as quickly as possible, as that is how we get paid.
Deferred Fees (Pay at the end)
One payment option that may be available to you is to defer payment of your legal fees until your matter is concluded, so that you pay your fees out of any settlement you receive. This option is only available in discrete circumstances and your matter will be assessed for suitability during your initial consultation. If this is an option you are looking at, please let your friendly Family Lawyer know during your consultation so that we can discuss with you in further detail.