FAQ

Below are some of the commonly asked questions about the type of legal services we offer.

What is a consultation?

A consultation is the initial meeting with new clients where we gather facts, assess options, and develop a plan that best suits your unique situation.

What is your fee structure for legal representation?

Should you decide to retain the firm, we require an initial retainer, which gets deposited into our law firm’s Trust account. The funds are then used/applied towards future invoices related to your matter.  When the initial retainer is exhausted, we require an updated retainer.  The amount and/or frequency of the retainer depends on the legal needs and the complexity of your matter.

What is the billing process?

We log our time into our time-tracking software daily. All billable activities and expenses are itemized in detail on each invoice, which will be sent to clients once a month. The client’s retainer is then used to pay the invoice.

How much will my matter cost?

Your legal fees will depend on your legal needs.  Many factors can affect the total cost of legal services, including the complexity of the issues, necessary research, difficulty in dealing with the opposing side, trying to reach an agreement or settlement, the need to go to court, and unexpected problems.

Do you offer Pro Bono services or accept Legal Aid Certificates?

Unfortunately, we do not offer free legal representation or accept legal aid certificates. If you cannot afford private counsel, we suggest that you contact the Newfoundland & Labrador Legal Aid Commission at 1-800-563-9911.

If you have questions that are not addressed here, contact us today and receive a free advice call.

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