Our Charges

Our charges and philosophy

We believe you have a fundamental right to know upfront how you may be charged for legal services which is why we adhere strictly to our professional family lawyers Adelaide conduct rules.

Our fees are very competitive but we have no difficulty in you “shopping around” for the best possible fee arrangement. Where we believe we are different is that we will discuss the issue of legal costs with you before, during and at the end of your matter as part of an ongoing cost-benefit analysis relative to the outcome that is anticipated or expected.

Our charges will largely depend on the matter involved and the terms upon which you decide to ask us to act for you.

Matters are either fixed fee matters or non-fixed fee matters.

Fixed fee matters

Fixed fee matters are matters such as:

With fixed fee matters we can provide you with a quote of our fees up front which we guarantee (subject to any variations in the instructions you may give us).

For more information about our charges in relation to fixed fee matters, please read our Schedule of Fees 2019.

Non-fixed fee matters

Non-fixed fee matters are matters such as:

  • Property disputes and litigation
  • Family law disputes
  • Inheritance claims
  • Contested estates
  • Probate and letters of administration

In non-fixed fee matters:

We generally charge $400.00 an hour for our services plus GST, which is marginally more than the Supreme Court Scale, being the minimum standard lawyers in South Australia charge. For a guide as to how we charge by time for common tasks we undertake, please read our Time Costing Scale 2019.

As required by our professional conduct rules, we try as best as possible to give you a reasonably accurate estimate of the fees before we commence work on your behalf.

We are also required under our professional conduct rules to update you as to your legal costs and provide you with an ongoing costs disclosure.

In some matters, for example disputes and litigation, we may be unable to predict what may happen (whether the matter will settle early or go to trial), but where we can provide you with a very reasonable estimate of our fees, which we may then re-assess from time to time as the matter progresses.

For our usual terms and conditions in non-fixed fee matters, please read our Retainer Agreement 2019.

Our charges and philosophy

We believe you have a fundamental right to know up front how you may be charged for legal services which is why we adhere strictly to our professional conduct rules.

Our fees are very competitive but we have no difficulty in you “shopping around” for the best possible fee arrangement. Where we believe we are different is that we will discuss the issue of legal costs with you before, during and at the end of your matter as part of an ongoing cost-benefit analysis relative to the outcome that is anticipated or expected.

Our charges will largely depend on the matter involved and the terms upon which you decide to ask us to act for you.

Matters are either fixed fee matters or non-fixed fee matters.

Fixed fee matters

Fixed fee matters are matters such as:

  • Wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Conveyancing (Sale and purchase of land or business)
  • Trusts
  • Divorce applications

With fixed fee matters we can provide you with a quote of our fees up front which we guarantee (subject to any variations in the instructions you may give us).

For more information about our charges in relation to fixed fee matters, please read our Schedule of Fees 2019.

Non-fixed fee matters

Non-fixed fee matters are matters such as:

  • Property disputes and litigation
  • Family law disputes
  • Inheritance claims
  • Contested estates
  • Probate and letters of administration

In non-fixed fee matters:

We generally charge $400.00 an hour for our services plus GST, which is marginally more than the Supreme Court Scale, being the minimum standard lawyers in South Australia charge. For a guide as to how we charge by time for common tasks we undertake, please read our Time Costing Scale 2019.

As required by our professional conduct rules, we try as best as possible to give you a reasonably accurate estimate of the fees before we commence work on your behalf.

We are also required under our professional conduct rules to update you as to your legal costs and provide you with an ongoing costs disclosure.

In some matters, for example disputes and litigation, we may be unable to predict what may happen (whether the matter will settle early or go to trial), but where we can provide you with a very reasonable estimate of our fees, which we may then re-assess from time to time as the matter progresses.

For our usual terms and conditions in non-fixed fee matters, please read our Retainer Agreement 2019.

For a fee structure that is completely transparent