We don't want fees to be a source of frustration for our clients. We believe the best way we can avoid this is to be transparent and flexible with our pricing. We're pretty sure you won't find many other firms willing to disclose this information on their web sites which has to make you think why?
We achieve this flexibility by offering fee structures for you to choose from at the start of your matter. All fee structures have their pros and cons however at least with us you have the ability to choose the pricing model best for you.
Our hourly fees excluding GST are as follows:
*If we know we are going to be paid we can charge less as we don't have to factor in any bad debts. Accordingly if you maintain sufficient money in our trust account to cover our costs and outlays during the entire conduct of your matter we will only charge the secured rate referred to above.
Our solicitors and staff have excellent experience and skill. If you are paying more you have to ask yourself why?
Items / scale fees are calculated by referring to certain tasks or events occurring. (e.g So much for a letter regardless of the length of time it takes for us to prepare.) See here for our current list of item fees. This style of arrangement can be more likened to a cost plus model if you were building.
If you would like to have your fees fixed please let us know at the start of your matter so we can provide you with a fixed price to suit your matter.
Please note some matters are impossible to know how much work will be needed as it will depend on what happens during your matter as it evolves. The more uncertain a matter is the more we will have to take into account possible complications and therefore the higher the fixed fees will be. Some clients may be happy to accept this however as it provides them with a greater level of certainty. Some of our fixed fee prices where things are more certain currently include the following:
Wills and Powers of Attorney
|Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)||$239||$299|
Will and EPA
|Standard Testamentary Trust Will||$1,350||$1,850|
|Advanced Health Directive||$239||$299|
|Titles Office Record of Death||$375|
|Titles Office Transmission to Executors with Probate||$550|
|Titles Office Transmission to Executors without Probate standard||$650|
|Titles Office Transmission to beneficiaries standard||$760|
|Reseal of foreign probate||$1,500|
|Review or preparation of standard REIQ contract||$295|
|Standard Purchase of a house in Qld less than $1million||$950|
|Standard Purchase of a unit in Qld less than $1million||$1,250|
|Standard Purchase of unit or house between $1million and $2million||$1,500|
|Standard Sale of House less than $1million||$595 |
|Mortgagee Dealing Fee||$450|
|Standard Sale of Unit less than $1millio||$750|
|Preparation of Standard Commercial Lease||$1,500|
|Preparation of Retail Shop Lease Disclosure Statement||$350|
|Preparation of Standard Retail Shop Lease||$1,750|
|Preparation of Deed of Assignment||$660|
|Preparation of Titles Office Surrender of Lease||$275|
Success and Uplift Fees
Solicitors in Queensland are prevented from charging a percentage of the monies you recover in legal proceedings. We are however able to offer different fee structures depending upon the outcome of your matter. These can either be in the form of a "No Win No Fee" style arrangement or alternatively a higher fee rate being charged if a successful result is acheived. Due to the nature of these fees we will need to be able to assess your matter before agreeing to this style of arrangement.
Please note due to the extra risk involved the fee rates for this will usually be for a higher rate than what they would have been if fees were to be charged irrespective of the outcome.
If you find a better comparative fees published by another firm call us to compare to see if we can beat it by 10%.
Please note in matters where you have not chosen a fixed fee method we will provide you with an estimate if we believe our fees will exceed $1,500. These are estimates only and should not be considered as a fixed price unless it is expressly said to be a fixed fee.
If you are concerned by fees you also have the right to refer the matter to the Legal Services Commission which can assist you to investigate the matter.
Unless otherwise stated the fees on this page exclude GST, outlays and expenses incurred by the firm such as court filing fees, searches and advertising for your matter. The fees on this page are also subject to change from time to time. You will not be able to retrospectively apply a different rate once your matter has commenced so it's important to ensure you are happy with the method of pricing before confirming your instructions for us to act for you.
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