Our principles and approaches to fees and charges
We are diligent and principled in all our dealings with clients and to guide us in our delivery of tailored fees to meet your financial circumstances we apply the following:
We will let you know precisely for how much and for what services you will be charged. Our Retainer Agreement and Cost Agreement contains detailed but clear and plain information about legal costs.
There are no hidden costs in our offers or agreements. The level of our accountability will provide you with comfort in understanding your legal fees and costs.
We will provide you with written estimates of our fees. For services paid at hourly rates we will endeavor to estimate required hours as precise as practically possible.
The legal services are services which require high level of qualification and professionalism. That is way a budget for legal fees may seem substantial. We wish to make legal services accessible to you in any circumstances. That is why we are ready to offer flexible payment options, payment plans or fixed fees.
We offer 1 hour free Initial Consultation for all new clients!
This service is free of any financial obligations or commitment for you to retain our services. You decide whether or not to engage us after the initial consultation.
At the initial consultation we discuss the following:
– The avenues available for you to resolve your matter;
– The area of law your problem relates to and the legal processes involved;
– Your rights, entitlements, responsibilities and obligations (if any);
– What steps would be required to resolve your matter and the appropriate forum (Court or Public Authority);
– What documents, information or evidence may be needed for us to adequately advise you or conduct your matter;
– What services your require and how we can assist you with the same; and
– An estimate of our fees and the payment options available.
It is always helpful if you provide us with as much information and documents (if any) relevant to your matter prior to you attending your Initial Consultation. In any event, we ask that you bring all documents you might consider relevant to your matter to the Initial Consultation.
After initial free consultation the usual charge out rate for Solicitors is $300 per hour plus GST. Payment plans and fixed fees are available. We will discuss your payment option during the initial consultation. We also offer representation on a “limited fees basis” for eligible clients.
We also Offer Fixed Fee Legal Packages.
What is a Legal Package?
Our experience shows that many people who need legal assistance do not want to go to Lawyers because of fear of legal costs and the hassle that comes with it.
We are introducing fixed fee Legal Packages for many of our services so legal fees are fixed and crystal clear. Legal Packages also allow us to offer clear Payment Plans for those who cannot afford to pay full fees upfront. We are trying to make legal assistance affordable for everyone!
Choose your package on the website and book a free no obligation 1 hour consultation with a Solicitor before you proceed
Attend your free consultation with a Solicitor to discuss your matter and decide whether you would like to proceed with you fixed fee Legal Package
Leave your legal matter in our Solictors’ capable hands... Receive high quality legal assistance at a fixed fee
If you cannot afford to pay full fees upfront, Discuss suitable legal payment plan.
Click here to view Payment Plans
Family Law Packages
Divorce (Joint Application)
Divorce (Joint application if were separated under one roof)
Divorce (Sole Application)
Divorce (Sole Application if were separated under one roof)
Consent Orders (Property)
Consent Orders (Children)
Consent Orders (Combined: Children & Property)
Binding Financial Agreement (BFA)
Migration Law Packages
Immigration Appeal to the Tribunal -AAT (former MRT)
Protection (refugee) Visa
Application for Ministerial Intervention
Criminal & Traffic Law Packages
Traffic offence or minor offence guilty plea
(up to two court appearances)
Application for Extraordinary Driver’s Licence
Restraining Orders Packages (VRO/MRO)
Violence Restraining Order/MRO Package #1 (review the material, negotiating settling the matter by way of undertaking with the other party, one court appearance)
Violence Restraining Order/MRO Package #2 (Final Order Hearing (Trial)
Cannot afford to pay legal fees upfront?
We offer clear Payment Plans
$250 per week
$125 per week
Depending on your financial and personal circumstances we are happy to discuss your individual Payment Plan to stay focused on your matter