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We may discuss a variety of legal enquiries you may have. Your conference may be conducted in person at our office, via telephone, via web conference or via email or in exceptional circumstances; at your location. Conferences may be voice recorded; please advise if you do not wish this to happen.
Should we advise that your matter requires further legal assistance from our team, we will next write to you discussing your options and our recommendations on moving forward. For us to continue or commence acting on your behalf, we may require our further agreement with you signed, or further instructions from you, and money deposited into our Trust Account on your behalf.
Please note, communication and works in regard to this matter or another matter you may have in the present or in the future, may be invoiced to you at our standard hourly rate or as per the Law Institute of Victoria Practitioner Remuneration Order.
Our fee for your conference is payable on the day, and can be paid by cash or EFTPOS. If we are provided any documents prior to our conference, or provide you with any advice, we reserve the right to also charge you a further scoping fee not exceeding $825.00 in total including GST.
Please provide us with a minimum of 48 hours notice if this appointment time is no longer suitable, otherwise a fee may be incurred.
In providing legal services to you, it may also be necessary to incur other fees, expenses and charges including postage, search fees, doctors' reports, and other miscellaneous items. These fees and expenses are referred to as “disbursements” and are sometimes required in very early stages when scoping out the work is required or gathering information to better assess your matter and urgently advising other parties of your status. We will charge you at cost for any disbursements we incur on your behalf, unless otherwise agreed.
In some instances we may have a professional or moral conflict and may not be able to further assist you. Due to privacy, we are unable to provide further information on the reasons why.
We are proud to be able to offer very competitive rates. Be assured knowing we hold a high level of professionalism, have vast experience and are up-to-date with ever-changing areas of the law. We endeavour to communicate in easy-to-read language. We are here to help!