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COSTS AND FEES.

Lawyers are required by law to make a costs disclosure to clients although exeptions do apply.  Apart from the legal requirement to do so, it is nonetheless important to discuss costs and to agree on a budget for the work just as it is for any other transaction you might undertake. At Simpson Law we address these issues openly and plainly so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed and to enable us to tailor a solution for you. Generally we bill monthly and our terms of 30 days.   We may request funds from you in advance to cover our fees and expenses payable to others.  In that event, we will establish a controlled money account in your name and request you to pay funds into that account.  The accounts we use are interest bearing for you.

Sometimes you maybe entitled to recover some portion of your legal costs from another party.  If this applies to you, then we will cover this in our costs disclosure.

DO WE OFFER FIRST CONSULTATION FREE?

Generally we do not do so because our time is as valuable as yours.   Instead,  we will take a phone call or email from you to obtain a brief understanding of the issue and to decide at that time the best way to proceed.

 

DO WE WORK ON A "NO WIN NO FEE" BASIS?

The proper term for this retainer is a conditioinal cost agreement.  We mostly conduct all personal injury claims on a conditional costs agreeement retainer subject to the terms of that retainer.   There are  few exceptions such as initial work with repect to medical malpractice claims which might have to be conducted first to ascertain whether or not a claim is available.  Generally we do not conduct commercial disputes on a conditional basis nor do we conduct criminal matters on that basis.

CRIMINAL MATTERS

We only conduct traffic or  criminal matters on the basis that our fees are paid in full before we attend court.  Generally we request fees to be paid at least 1 week before you are due in court in relation to a plea of guilty.   Fees for defended matters are worked out on a case by case basis.

Simpson Law Albury

Yambla Avenue
Albury NSW 2640
M: 0408212518

Int: +61408212518

E: peter@simpsonlaw.com.au

Simpson Law Wodonga

91 Hume Street
Wodonga VIC 3690
 M: 0408212518

Int +61408212518

E: peter@simpsonlaw.com.au