Quality legal advice adds value to the transaction, but we realise that business and commercial transactions have a budget. Generally, we provide an estimate of the total legal costs and discuss a fixed price for your legal matter. However, in some instances it is not possible to predict the total cost and the estimate we provide will refer to a range for the legal costs. This article explains some of the main reasons why legal costs vary and can help you to avoid traps that add to the legal costs:
You have the right to:
For more information about your rights, please read the fact sheet titled Legal Costs - your right to know. You can ask us for a copy, or obtain it from the Law Society of South Australia (or download it from their website).
We charge legal costs on a time cost basis, but could use Supreme Court Scale. The legal costs that we charge are not limited to the Supreme Court Scale and may, in some cases will, be higher than if the Scale was used. Charging on a time cost basis is common place, but there may be other legal practitioners who calculate legal costs in accordance with the Supreme Court Scale.