HOW WE CHARGE
We look after the legal needs of corporate clients.
We bring a lot of smarts and a lot of experience
to that task. Here's a snapshot of what we can do.
Litigation - alternatives to time-costing
We charge a fixed monthly retainer during the preparation phase of the litigation (i.e. up to but not including the hearing). This is calculated by working out the likely total costs and spreading that out over the period that we estimate it is.likely to take before the hearing occurs. We can estimate both these factors quite accurately.
If there are periods where nothing at all happens (as is sometimes the case during a lengthy litigation, for example while waiting for a hearing date), then you will not be charged at all during those months.
We then charge a separate fixed fee per day during the hearing itself. We do this because the work involved during a hearing is substantially greater and more intensely concentrated than during the preparation phase; and because most cases actually settle before they go to hearing. This way, we protect you from paying for the most expensive aspect (the hearing) if we help you to achieve an earlier settlement.
Fixed fee litigation
We charge a fixed fee for the litigation matter, which is payable regardless of the outcome. This may be attractive in cases where there is a high likelihood that they will "go all the way" (i.e. to a final hearing). It provides complete certainty as to cost.
Event costed litigation
We will charge fixed fees for specified stages of the litigation matter as it progresses (eg preparing pleadings, discovery, evidence, hearing).