Coulson Legal has developed extensive LPA precedents. We offer these law firms to support compliance with Part 10 obligations of the LPA, to support better cost coverage between party and party and to minimize the possibility of litigation by lawyers and clients. The packages are tailored to your law firm and specific to different legal areas. For example, our most popular package is our combined set of litigation and non-contentious issues, which includes: we make available to our clients a cost agreement that defines the legal service to be provided, how legal fees are calculated for the work performed, an estimate of the costs and the frequency of billing to you. Our goal is to provide quality legal advice at a reasonable cost. Please contact our office at (08) 9325 1700 if you would like to discuss the legal fees of a legal department required. Costs can be a problematic and complicated aspect of running a law firm. Lawyers must ensure that they comply with the various provisions of the Law on the Bar and Professional Order, which define the rights of clients and the obligations of practitioners. The Legal Profession Act 2008 (AV) requires all law firms to disclose their rights to your clients with respect to legal fees before or as soon as instructions are received.
For full details of these rights, please read the following fact sheets: One of the main concerns a client faces when appointing a lawyer is whether legal fees are affordable. As soon as possible after receiving the instructions, we will inform you of the legal fees for the legal services you wish. The consequences of non-compliance (including inadvertent non-compliance) are serious. For example, when cost agreements are set aside, costs are reassessed in accordance with relevant legal cost assessments, often resulting in very large reimbursements, which can impact the survival of law firms and the ability of practitioners to remain in the certificate. The Procedural Fees Committee reviews the scales of procedural costs (determinations) in the areas of legal practice. Clients can negotiate a cost agreement, request an individual invoice, or request written reports on the progress of their case. From a legal and ethical point of view, it is important that clients are well informed about these rights and that practitioners remain aware of their duties. . . .