Skip to main content

Fees

Legal Representation Rates for Lismore

For commercial work, drafting of complex documents and some dispute resolution services, we will charge on a monthly basis as the matter progresses. We charge in six-minute blocks for time spent on the matter. The full terms are set out in our Costs Agreement and Cost Disclosure, which we will enter into with you at the commencement of the matter. Our current standard hourly rates for this work are set out below.

Position                                                                      Hourly Rate (inc. GST)

  • Director/Accredited Specialist/Consultant         $416.00
  • Senior Associate                                                        $374.00
  • Associate                                                                      $343.00
  • Solicitor                                                                         $320.00
  • Paralegal/Law Clerk                                                  $239.00
  • Secretary/Personal Assistant                                 $198.00

If we agree to take on your matter on a No-Win No-Fee basis, we will charge a higher hourly rate to take into account the higher commercial risk associated with such work.

The type of matters that we normally consider doing on a “No-Win No-Fee basis” include:

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Damage Claims
  • Medical Negligence Claims
  • Public place/Slip & Fall Injury Accidents
  • Superannuation Accident, Disability & Sickness Claims
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Work Place Accident Claims
  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Contesting a Will

They are generally personal injury claims involving insurance. The first consultation is generally free because just as you need to assess us, so we need to assess you and your claim.

The full terms are set out in our Costs Agreement and Cost Disclosure, which we will enter into with you at the commencement of the matter. Our current hourly rates for this work are set out below.

Position

Hourly Rate (Inc. GST)

Director/Accredited Specialist/Consultant $572.00
Senior Associate $499.00
Associate $458.00
Solicitor $364.00
Paralegal/Law Clerk $270.00
Secretary/Personal Assistant $250.00

We do offer fixed fee services for a wide range of matters including some dispute resolution services. The details of our fixed fee services are set out in the following pages.

CONVEYANCING

Professional Costs Acting for Vendor or Purchaser


Fees include GST. Note: Our quote does not include disbursements. Add $250 for Vendor disbursements and between $350-$400 for Purchaser disbursements.

VALUE OF PROPERTY LAND ONLY HOUSE
Up to $500,000 $915.00 $915.00
$500,001 – $750,000 $1,087.00 $1,087.00
$750,001 – $1 million $1,144.00 $1,316.00
$1,000,001 –  $1.5 million $1,144.00 $1,373.00
$1,500,001 – $2 million $1,373.00 $1,487.00
$2,000,001 – $3 million $1,373.00 $1,716.00
$3,000,001 – $4 million $1,487.00 $2,059.00
Over $4 million – please contact us for a quote

Professional Costs for Rural Property for Vendor or Purchaser

Fees include GST. Note: Our quote does not include disbursements. Add $350 for Vendor disbursements and between $350-$500 for Purchaser disbursements.

VALUE OF PROPERTY LAND ONLY HOUSE
Up to $500,000 $1,144.00 $1,144.00
$500,001 – $750,000 $1,316.00 $1,316.00
$750,001 – $1 million $1,373.00 $1,373.00
$1,000,001 –  $1.5 million $1,716.00 $1,888.00
$1,500,001 – $2 million $1,888.00 $2,059.00
$2,000,001 – $3 million $2,288.00 $2,288.00
$3,000,001 – $4 million $2,860.00 $3,146.00
Over $4 million – please contact us for a quote

SPECIAL RATE FOR LISMORE/KYOGLE/CASINO REGION RESIDENTIAL AREAS

Professional Costs Acting for Vendor Outside Special Rate Area
Fees include GST. Note: Our quote does not include disbursements. Add $250 for Vendor disbursements.

VALUE OF PROPERTY LAND ONLY HOUSE
Up to $300,000 $1,030.00 $1,030.00
$300,001 – $500,000 $1,144.00 $1,144.00
$500,001 – $750,000 $1,316.00 $1,316.00
$750,001 – $1 million $1,373.00 $1,373.00
$1,000,001 –  $1.5 million $1,716.00 $1,888.00
$1,500,001 – $2 million $1,888.00 $2,059.00
$2,000,001 – $3 million $2,288.00 $2,288.00
$3,000,001 – $4 million $2,860.00 $3,146.00
Over $4 million – please contact us for a quote

Professional Costs Acting for Purchaser Outside Special Rate Area
Fees include GST. Note: Our quote does not include disbursements. Add $350-$400 for Purchaser disbursements. If Strata Inspection Report is required for purchase, allow an additional $333 for Strata Report.

VALUE OF PROPERTY LAND ONLY HOUSE
Up to $300,000 $1,144.00 $1,144.00
$300,001 – $500,000 $1,144.00 $1,316.00
$500,001 – $750,000 $1,316.00 $1,373.00
$750,001 – $1 million $1,373.00 $1,716.00
$1,000,001 –  $1.5 million $1,716.00 $1,888.00
$1,500,001 – $2 million $1,888.00 $2,059.00
$2,000,001 – $3 million $2,288.00 $2,288.00
$3,000,001 – $4 million $2,860.00 $3,146.00
Over $4 million – please contact us for a quote

Professional Costs Acting for a Queensland Vendor
Fees include GST. Note: Our quote does not include disbursements. Allow approximately $150 for disbursements.

VALUE OF PROPERTY FEES
Up to $300,000 $686.00
$300,001 – $500,000 $744.00
Over $500,001 $801.00

Professional Costs Acting for a Queensland Purchaser
Fees include GST. Note: Our quote does not include disbursements. Allow approximately $700 for disbursements.

VALUE OF PROPERTY FEES
Up to $300,000 $801.00
$300,001 – $500,000 $858.00
Over $500,001 $915.00

Professional Costs Acting for a Vendor of Commercial Premises
Fees include GST. Note: Our quote does not include disbursements. Allow approximately $250 for standard disbursements. If there is a lease to be assigned or varied there may be an additional cost and disbursements amount added to the fees below.

VALUE OF PROPERTY FEES
Up to $300,000 $1,144.00
$300,001 – $500,000 $1,373.00
$500,001 – $1,500,000 $1,716.00
Over $1,500,001 – please contact us for a quote

Professional Costs Acting for a Purchaser of Commercial Premises
Fees include GST. Note: Our quote does not include disbursements. Disbursements will depend on whether there are any leases to be varied or assigned on settlement or other matters to be dealt with. If the matter proves to be complex an additional cost and disbursement amount may be added to the fees quoted below.

VALUE OF PROPERTY FEES
Up to $300,000 $1,212.00
$300,001 – $500,000 $1,716.00
$500,001 – $1,500,000 $2,288.00
Over $1,500,001 – please contact us for a quote

Purchase & Sales of Business

SALE PRICE (inc. Stock) FEE
Less than $50,000 $803 ($676 plus GST and sundries)
$50,001 – $100,000 $1,297 ($1,092 plus GST and sundries)
$100,001 – $500,000 $1,853 ($1,560 plus GST and sundries)
$500,001 –  $1 million $3,089 ($2,600 plus GST and sundries)
More than $1,000,001 $4,324 ($3,640 plus GST and sundries)

Price includes an assignment of lease and business name.
Additional services will be charged in addition to the above fees as set out below.

ITEM FEE
Franchise (assignment or grant new franchise) $2,162 ($1,820 plus GST and sundries)
New Lease See fee schedule for leases
Transfer of Liquor Licence $1,236 ($1,040 plus GST and sundries)
Food Premises $618 ($520 plus GST and sundries)

Price does not include fees imposed by third parties for matters such as Council searches and inspections, PPSR searches, stamp duty, bankruptcy enquires, company searches, business name search fees and business name registration fees etc.

Commercial Lease

LEASE TYPE/DESCRIPTION AVERAGE ANNUAL RENTAL OVER LEASE TERM FEE
Basic Law Society Lease < $50,000.00 $741 ($624 plus GST and sundries)
Basic Law Society Lease > $50,000.00 $1,112 ($936 plus GST and sundries)
Commercial Lease (non Law Society Lease) < $50,000.00 $988 ($832 plus GST and sundries)
Commercial Lease (non Law Society Lease) > $50,000.00 $1,359 ($1,144 plus GST and sundries)

Retail Lease

LEASE TYPE/DESCRIPTION AVERAGE ANNUAL RENTAL OVER LEASE TERM FEE
Basic Law Society Lease and disclosure statement < $50,000.00 $988 ($832 plus GST and sundries)
Basic Law Society Lease and disclosure statement > $50,000.00 $1,359 ($1,144 plus GST and sundries)
Commercial Lease (non Law Society Lease) and disclosure statement < $50,000.00 $1,236 ($1,040 plus GST and sundries)
Commercial Lease (non Law Society Lease) and disclosure statement > $50,000.00 $1,483 ($1,248 plus GST and sundries)

Retail Lease – Shopping Centre

AVERAGE ANNUAL RENTAL OVER LEASE TERM FEE
< $50,000.00 $1,853 ($1,560 plus GST and sundries)
> $50,001.00 $2,471 ($2,080 plus GST and sundries)

Agreement for Lease (where a lease is to be taken over a premises which is yet to be constructed)
$1,853.00 including GST and sundries together with the fee (as above) for the relevant lease, which will be granted.

Wills and Power of Attorney, and Enduring Guardianship
As a general rule we charge the amounts shown below for standard/straightforward Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship documents. If a Power of Attorney has to be registered with the Registrar General, there is an additional registration fee and Sydney agent’s fee (LJ Kane), which are approximately $105.50 (LPMA) and $55.00 including GST (LJ Kane).

FOR INDIVIDUALS COSTS GST TOTAL
Simple Will for a single person $208.18 $20.82 $229.00
Power of Attorney $208.18 $20.82 $229.00
Enduring Guardianship $208.18 $20.82 $229.00
Simple Will and Power of Attorney $363.64 $36.36 $400.00
Simple Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship $520.00 $52.00 $572.00
Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship $363.64 $36.36 $400.00
Codicil $78.18 $7.82 $86.00
Complex Wills* $320.00 hourly rate
FOR COUPLES COSTS GST TOTAL
Simple Wills for a couple where each appoint the other sole Executor/Executrix and Beneficiary and on the death of both of them, they leave whole Estate to children $311.82 $31.18 $343.00
Power of Attorney (for a couple) $311.82 $31.18 $343.00
Enduring Guardianship (for a couple) $311.82 $31.18 $343.00
Simple Will and Power of Attorney (for a couple) $571.82 $57.18 $629.00
Simple Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship (for a couple) $780.00 $78.00 $858.00
Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship (for a couple) $416.36 $41.64 $458.00
Codicils (for a couple) $103.64 $10.36 $114.00
Complex Wills* (for a couple) $320.00 hourly rate

*A complex Will may involve a range of specific bequests, and/or creation of Testamentary Trusts, “blended” families with children from other marriages, life interests and rights of occupancy, options and unusual powers and/or directions. These are charged at an hourly rate of $364.00 per hour.

Pensioner Discount Rates
As a general rule we charge the amounts shown below for standard/straightforward Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship documents.

FOR INDIVIDUALS COSTS GST TOTAL
Simple Will for a single person $156.36 $15.64 $172.00
Power of Attorney $181.82 $18.18 $200.00
Enduring Guardianship $181.82 $18.18 $200.00
Simple Will and Power of Attorney $286.36 $28.64 $315.00
Simple Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship $363.64 $36.36 $400.00
Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship $233.64 $23.36 $257.00
Codicil $78.18 $7.82 $86.00
Complex Wills* $320.00 hourly rate
FOR COUPLES COSTS GST TOTAL
Simple Wills for a couple where each appoint the other sole Executor/Executrix and Beneficiary and on the death of both of them, they leave whole Estate to children $260.00 $26.00 $286.00
Power of Attorney (for a couple) $260.00 $26.00 $286.00
Enduring Guardianship (for a couple) $260.00 $26.00 $286.00
Simple Will and Power of Attorney (for a couple) $468.18 $46.82 $515.00
Simple Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship (for a couple) $571.82 $57.18 $629.00
Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship (for a couple) $311.82 $31.18 $343.00
Codicils (for a couple) $103.64 $10.36 $114.00
Complex Wills* (for a couple) $320.00 hourly rate

If a Power of Attorney has to be registered with the Registrar General, there is an additional registration fee and Sydney agent’s fee (LJ Kane), which are approximately $105.50 (LPMA) and $55.00 including GST (LJ Kane).

*A Complex Will may involve a range of specific bequests, and/or creation of Testamentary Trusts, “blended” families with children from other marriages, life interests and rights of occupancy, options and unusual powers and/or directions.

Probate & Estates

ITEM FEE
Obtain Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration As per Supreme Court Scale based on the gross value of the estate.
Estate of Administration Charged on a time-spent basis at the firm’s standard hourly rates. In a typical estate, administration charges would usually range between $572 and $2,860.
Lodge Notice of Death/Transmission Application $371 ($312 plus GST and sundries)

The above rates are for professional fees and sundry expenses only and do not include charges payable to third parties. These include court filing fees, advertising costs, searches, preparation and lodgement of tax returns by an accountant, and agency fees to lodge documents with Land and Property Information.

 

ITEM FEE
Partnership Agreement – 2 partners $1,483 ($1,248 plus GST and sundries)
Partnership Agreement – each additional partner $618 ($520 plus GST and sundries)
Shareholders Agreement – 2 shareholders $2,471 ($2,080 plus GST and sundries)
Shareholders Agreement – each additional shareholder $618 ($520 plus GST and sundries)
Unitholders Agreement – 2 unitholders $2,471 ($2,080 plus GST and sundries)
Unitholders Agreement – each additional unitholder $618 ($520 plus GST and sundries)
Company Incorporation $1,359 ($1,144 plus GST and sundries)
Discretionary Trust Deed $865 ($728 plus GST and sundries but excluding stamp duty)
Unit Trust Deed $865 ($728 plus GST and sundries but excluding stamp duty)
Employment Agreements – per agreement $618 ($520 plus GST and sundries)

All other work will be charged at the firm’s standard hourly rates.

Acting for Borrower/Mortgagor

 

 ADVANCES

COST OF FIRST SECURITY

FEE, INCLUSIVE OF GST
Explanation of documents and execution $416 – $832

 

Acting for Lender/Mortgagee

 

ADVANCES

COST OF FIRST SECURITY

FEE, INCLUSIVE OF GST
$10,000.00 – $100,000.00 $622
$100,001.00 – $250,000.00 $1,056
$250,001.00 – $500,000.00 $1,576
$500,001.00 – $750,000.00 $1,773
$750,001.00 – $1,000,000.00 $2,116
$1,000,001.00 – $1,500,000.00 $2,603
$1,500,001.00 – $2,000,000.00 $3,060
$2,000,001.00 – $2,500,000.00 $3,718
$2,500,001.00 – $3,000,000.00 $4,404
$3,000,001.00 – $3,500,000.00 $4,628
$3,500,001.00 – $4,000,000.00 $5,252
$4,000,001.00 – $4,500,000.00 $5,876

 

 

FURTHER COSTS FEE, INCLUSIVE OF GST
Additional property covered by same Mortgage $114
Subsequent Mortgage $229
Subsequent Mortgage over Leasehold $229
Subsequent Mortgage over Water Access Licence $229
Deed of Charge over Company Assets $229
Deed of Covenant and Consent $229
Deed of Charge over Liquor Licence $229
Deed of Guarantee $229
Deed of Priority $240
Loan Agreement $229

 

 

 

VARIATION OF MORTGAGE FEE, INCLUSIVE OF GST
Variation of Mortgage $366
Where new securities are added 50% of Costs Scale
Guarantor’s Acknowledgement $126
Letter of Charge $126
Deed Confirming Charge over Liquor Licence $126
Deed Confirming Equitable Charge $126
Deed of Acknowledgement (Covenant and Consent) $126

 

DISCHARGE OF MORTGAGE FEE, INCLUSIVE OF GST
First Discharge of Mortgage $326
Discharge Collateral Mortgage/Charge $114
Partial Discharge of Mortgage $172

 

CONSENT AND PRODUCTION FEES FEE, INCLUSIVE OF GST
Production Fees $165
Consent Fees $121

We can offer a fixed fee to act for an executor of an estate or a claimant that covers all work, from taking instructions to completion of mediation including any consequential settlement attendances. We are the only firm on the North Coast to offer a fixed fee service for Estate Litigation. Most matters settle at mediation. However if the matter does not resolve at mediation, we then charge based on an hourly rate.

If we are engaged to act on a ‘do and charge’ basis we will generally issue invoices on a monthly basis until conclusion of the matter at our standard hourly rates. If we are engaged on a speculative or ‘No-Win No-Fee’ basis we will issue an invoice at the successful conclusion of the matter based on our ‘contingency’ hourly rates. These rates are higher then our normal hourly rates to compensate for the additional risk to the firm.

Our fixed fees to completion of mediation are set out below:

SIZE OF ESTATE FEE
Very Small: Gross assets of less than $300,000 $18,530 ($15,600 plus GST and sundries)
Small: Gross assets of $300,001 – $600,000 $24,710 ($20,800 plus GST and sundries)
Average: Gross assets of $600,001 – $1,500,000 $61,780 ($52,000 plus GST and sundries)
Large: Gross assets of $1,500,001 – $3,000,000 $86,490 ($72,800 plus GST and sundries)
Very Large : Gross assets over $3,000,000 $117,370 ($98,800 plus GST and sundries)

 

For each additional separately represented claimant, we will charge a loading of 20% on the above fees.

Generally the greater the value of the estate, the more complex the estate is. Our experience is that with larger estates, there are more often disputes about the value of individual assets, claims regarding notional estate, and claims regarding undue influence and testamentary capacity. With more at stake, the contests are often more fiercely contested. We therefore charge more for more valuable estates to account for this added complexity.

The above fees do not include fees payable to third parties such as court filing fees, valuation fees or barrister’s fees.

Local Court Civil Claims/ Local Court Debt Claims


LOCAL COURT CIVIL CLAIMS

For civil claims in the Local Court, we use event-based charging. This means we charge a fixed sum for all work associated with work up to a certain stage of the process. We are the only firm on the North Coast to offer fixed fee services for civil claims in the Local Court. The events and charges are detailed below.

Small Claims Court (claims less than $10,000.00)

Acting for Plaintiff/Claimant

EVENT FEE
Letter of Demand (including any consequential settlement attendances such as receiving payment and accounting to you) $618 ($520 plus GST and sundries)

Payable on issue of the demand

Draft and prepare Statement of Claim and effect service (including any consequential settlement attendances such as obtaining Default Judgment, filing consent orders/terms of settlement, receiving payment and accounting to you) $1,853 ($1,560 plus GST and sundries)

Payable at time of service

Preparation of evidence, pre-trial review, Community Justice Centre mediation and attendance at hearing (including any consequential settlement attendances such as filing consent orders/terms of settlement, receiving payment and accounting to you) $3,707 ($3,120 plus GST and sundries)

Payable in monthly instalments of $927 provided that the balance (if anything) is to be paid 1 week prior to the hearing date

Acting for Defendant

EVENT FEE
Advice following receipt of a Statement of Claim, draft and prepare and serve defence $1,853 ($1,560 plus GST and sundries)

Payable at time of service

Preparation of evidence, pre-trial review, Community Justice Centre mediation and attendance at hearing $3,707 ($3,120 plus GST and sundries)

Payable in monthly instalments of $927 provided that  the balance (if anything) is to be paid 1 week prior to the hearing date

The above fees do not include fees payable to third parties for such items as filing fees and service fees. It is our experience that due to severe restrictions on the ability to recover costs from the other party, it is often uneconomical to initiate or defend matters in the Small Claims Division of the Local Court. It is often more cost-effective to reach a commercial compromise.

We do recognise that in some situations our clients feel that money is not the important issue at stake and that they wish to pursue or defend a matter out of principal. We however believe that it is important to highlight the issue of commerciality at the outset of a claim to avoid disappointment at the conclusion of the matter.

Local Court – General Division (claims from $10,001 to $100,000)

Acting for Plaintiff/Claimant

EVENT FEE
Letter of Demand (including any consequential settlement attendances such as receiving payment and accounting to you) $618 ($520 plus GST and sundries)

Payable on issue of the demand

Draft and prepare Statement of Claim and effect service (including any consequential settlement attendances such as obtaining Default Judgment, filing consent orders/terms of settlement, receiving payment and accounting to you) $2,471 ($2,080 plus GST and sundries)

Payable at time of service

Simple Claim (e.g., goods sold & delivered, money lent evidenced by written loan agreement, single defendant, no cross claims)

 

Preparation of evidence, seeking and reviewing particulars, preparation and issue of up to three subpoenas, pre-trial review, and attend 1-day hearing (including any consequential settlement attendances such as filing consent orders/terms of settlement, receiving payment and accounting to you)

$18,533 ($15,600 plus GST and sundries)

Payable in monthly instalments of $3,089 provided that the balance (if anything) is to be paid 1 week prior to the hearing date

Complex Claim (e.g., money lent – no written loan agreement; multiple defendants; goods sold & delivered – allegations of defective goods or goods unfit for purpose; cross claims made against other parties or the plaintiff)

Preparation of evidence, defence(s) to cross-claims, seeking and reviewing particulars, preparation and issue of up to three subpoenas, pre-trial review, and attend 1-day hearing.(including any consequential settlement attendances such filing consent orders/terms of settlement, receiving payment and accounting to you)

$30,888 ($26,000 plus GST and sundries)

Payable in monthly instalments of $3,089 provided that  the balance (if anything) is to be paid 1 week prior to the hearing date

Matters referred to arbitration $6,178 ($5,200 plus GST and sundries) for 1-day arbitration and 1-day preparation

Payable 1 week prior to arbitration; if the matter resolves at arbitration there will be a credit of $6,178 applied to stage 3 costs

 

Additional days for hearing or arbitration $3,068 with a minimum of charge of $1,534 for half-day
Interlocutory motions including preparation and hearing of motion $3,068

Payable on hearing of motion

Additional subpoena (preparation, arranging service, attending return of subpoena and inspecting documents produced) $1,841

Acting for Defendant

EVENT FEE
Review Statement of Claim, request and review particulars, prepare defence and make any settlement offer (including any consequential settlement attendances such as filing consent orders/terms of settlement and facilitating payment of any settlement sum and accounting to you) $6,178 ($5,200 plus GST and Sundries)

Payable at time of filing defence

Simple Claim

 

Preparation of evidence, preparation and issue of up to 3 subpoenas, pre-trial review, and attend 1-day hearing (including any consequential settlement attendances such as filing consent orders/terms of settlement, receiving payment and accounting to you)

$18,533 ($15,600 plus GST and sundries)

Payable in monthly instalments of $3,089 provided that the balance (if anything) is to be paid 1 week prior to the hearing date

Complex Claim

 

Preparation of evidence, prepare up to one cross-claim, seeking and reviewing particulars, preparation and issue of up to 3 subpoenas, pre-trial review, and attend 1-day hearing (including any consequential settlement attendances such as filing consent orders/terms of settlement, receiving payment and accounting to you)

$30,888 ($26,000 plus GST and sundries)

Payable in monthly instalments of $3,089 provided that the balance (if anything) is to be paid 1 week prior to the hearing date

Matters referred to arbitration $6,178 ($5,200 plus GST and sundries) for 1-day arbitration and
1-day preparation.
Additional days for hearing or arbitration $3,068 with a minimum of charge of $1,534 for a half-day
If more than 3 parties or more than one cross-claim, then add a 20% loading to each stage for each additional separately represented party and/or each cross-claim

The fees set above for civil litigation in the Local Court do not include fees payable to third parties such as filing fees, conduct money, process server fees, barrister’s fees, out-of-pocket travel expenses, witness expenses and expert witness report fees.

COURT AGENCY WORK 

COURT MATTERS (LOCAL COURT OR DISTRICT COURT) FEE, EXCLUDING GST
Status conference $208.00
CML review $208.00
Pre-trial reviews $208.00
Directions hearings $208.00
Taking judgments $208.00
Notice of motion $208.00
Mentions $208.00
Lengthy, Urgent or Contested matters $291.00-$416.00 per hour (depending on seniority involved)
Infant Approval $291.00-$416.00 per hour (depending on seniority involved)
Pleas From $832.00
Litigation Support
Inspecting subpoenas (only) $125.00
Uplifting & photocopying subpoenaed documents $156.00*
Filing service $125.00
Other Services Fees available on request

All fees quoted are EXCLUSIVE of GST

Please note: Fees schedule effective 1 July 2015. All court attendances in excess of one hour will be charged at the rate of $291.00 per hour after the first hour. Listed fees do not include disbursements such as photocopying, travel or phone calls, etc.

 *  Photocopying is $0.50 per page + GST

PLEAS

DESCRIPTION FEE
Plea of guilty and submissions on sentence – minor offence not carrying possibility of custodial sentence $1,112 ($936 plus GST and Sundries)
Plea of guilty and submissions on sentence – serious offence carrying possibility of custodial sentence $2,224 ($1,872 plus GST and sundries)
Plea of guilty and submissions on sentence – complex serious offence Standard hourly rate applies
Defended hearing Standard hourly rate applies