Maurice Blackburn is committed to providing cost-effective access to justice for all Australians. We fight to provide you with the best legal advice and representation, while keeping our fees as low as possible. We will not waste your time or inflate your bill by drowning you in ‘legalese’. Instead we will work with you to fully understand your specific concerns, and will always recommend the most viable and cost effective course of action for you and your individual circumstances.
Before we start any work on your behalf, we will fully inform you about the estimated costs of our legal services and the payment arrangements which apply in your case, as well as explaining how our fees are calculated.This is known as the Costs Agreement.
We have four different types of Costs Agreements:
1. 'No win, no fee'* (No win - no charge) costs
Several of our departments offer 'no win, no fee' arrangements for many of our legal services. 'No win, no fee' arrangements may be offered by the following practice areas:
We offer 'no win, no fee' legal services when appropriate and when we believe that your case is reasonably likely to be successful. 'No win, no fee' only applies to our professional fees (the fees we charge for work performed by us). In most cases, disbursements (the out of pocket expenses that we pay to other people) must be paid whether you win or lose.
This is an arrangement where disbursements and out of pocket expenses are payable as requested by us, and professional fees are payable shortly before or at the end of your case, regardless of outcome.
3. Pay as you go
This is an arrangement where disbursements and out of pocket expenses are payable either when they fall due or in advance, and professional fees are billed and due on either a monthly or quarterly basis, regardless of outcome.
4. Pay in advance
This is an arrangement where all legal costs are paid in advance, and are payable regardless of outcome. The amount to be paid in advance will be determined by a written agreement between us and you.
For further information on Maurice Blackburn's fee arrangements, contact us on 1800 991 534 or use the contact form.