We do our best to tailor how we charge to the way that works best for you. Sometimes this is easy for us because we know the parameters of what you need us to do (for example, drafting a Will, or an agreement). At other times it’s really hard because we don’t know how much work is involved (for example, commencing Court proceedings or helping with negotiations can be a open ended processes).
Some of the options that we routinely use and that have worked well in the past are hourly rates (based on time), charges for each item of work we do (based on, for example, length of document or length of consultation), fixed fee for stage of matter, fixed fee for the entire matter, or monthly/weekly rates. You can discuss any of those ideas or any other ideas you have with us. We don’t usually agree to defer our fees until the end of case but will consider that where there is no other option.