How We Work
When it comes to understanding your lawyers’ fees, you need to know how they work. That’s why we offer free consultations with our business lawyers prior to beginning any matter.
Business Lawyer – Free Consultation
As business lawyers our free consultations allow us to draw on our many years of experience as specialist business lawyers working in Sydney to help you understand how we work and our pricing structure. We’ll talk you through the options involved in your legal issue, business or employment contract.
And we’ll help you understand the legal fees for each option, so you can make an informed decision on the best way to go for your business.
What We Cover
During our business lawyer free consultation we’ll cover everything about our pricing structure, including:
- What it’s going to cost?
- How long it’s going to take?
- What documentation is needed?
- How you can protect your rights?
- What you’re likely to gain from settling or going to a full court hearing?
At your first consultation with us, we also aim to:
- Discuss the main factual circumstances with you.
- Gain an understanding of your goals and expectations.
- Discuss possible options and consequences of each.
- Identify the legal issues or problems represented by discussing the facts with you as best we can.
- Together with you, formulate a possible strategy or a course of action to achieve your goals (which may change over time as more information comes to light).
- Identify the first step and the legal work involved in managing your matter.
- If we need to look at documents before we scope the legal work involved, identify them.
- Outline the steps involved and a rough schedule for the different stages.
Your first half an hour business lawyer consultation with us is free and with no obligation. Together, we can achieve a lot in just 30 minutes.
How to Retains Us as Your Business Lawyers
- Make an appointment.
- Identify your goals.
- Talk to us.
- Receive our cost estimate and give us the go-ahead.
- Pay your initial deposit.
1. Book your free 30-minute consultation
One of our business solicitors will initially discuss your case with you by phone. To make your business lawyer free consultation initial appointment with, get in touch. The first half an hour is free with no obligation.
When you make a booking, we need an honest and brief summary of your situation to assess it quickly and accurately.
2. Summarise the issue and your goals
Before your initial consultation with us, we suggest you summarise key factual points of your issue and identify the key goals you would like to achieve. Write down questions to ask us.
If you are contacting us about a business dispute, please write down what happened in your case and locate critical documents that show this. This will assist us in understanding and proving the main points of your case.
3. Attend your initial consultation and talk to us
Your first consultation with us is a chance for you to know our approach and be sure you are comfortable working with us. We will keep your discussions with us confidential from the start. You should be completely frank and open.
If you make us fully aware of the facts of your case, we will be fully informed. We can then develop a strategy to assist you most effectively.
4. Review your cost estimate and give us the go ahead
After your initial consultation, your business lawyer will scope the legal work involved. Sometimes before scoping the work, we might ask to see certain vital documents such as a contract or receive other essential information from you. We’ll then send you our cost estimate and proposed written retainer agreement.
Once you’ve had a chance to review your cost estimate, you just need to give us the go ahead to proceed with your matter.
5. Pay your initial deposit
Before starting work, we require a deposit into our Solicitor’s Trust Account. This covers upfront expenses (such as building inspection reports) and our professional fees for the initial work.
According to the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) 2015 and the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules (NSW) 2015, we can’t withdraw the money from our Solicitor’s Trust Account for our professional fees until the work has been completed and billed to your satisfaction.
Ready to Get Started?
Contact us today to book your own free initial consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make your initial appointment with us, get in touch. One of our business solicitors will be happy to discuss your case with you by phone.
When you make a booking, we need an honest and brief summary of your situation so that we can quickly and accurately assess it.
Before your initial consultation with us, we suggest you summarise key factual points of your issue and identify the key goals you would like to achieve. Write down questions to ask us. If you are contacting us about a business dispute, please write down what happened in your case and locate key documents that show this. This will assist us in understanding and proving the main points of your case.
Your first consultation with us may occur before you have decided to engage us as your business lawyers. Regardless, we will keep your discussions with us confidential from the start.
Knowing that we guarantee confidentiality will let you be completely frank and open. If you make us fully aware of the facts of your case, we will be fully informed. We can then develop a strategy to assist you most effectively.