Why Robert Bax & Associates?
How we charge for our services
When it comes to fees, we know clients don’t like unpleasant surprises and our approach is to work with you to avoid these wherever possible. We take a direct, up-front approach and from commencement, we discuss and manage costs.
We work with you to develop a ‘best-value’ scope for your priorities
We don’t over scope or over-service
We will help you identify ways to save money
We help you control your legal spend
We don’t spend your money without approval
We will discuss costs with you at the initial interview and work with you to assess the different risks, identify alternatives and discuss the legal and non-legal solutions. We recognise budgetary and other constraints and will neither make assumptions about what work is necessary nor force you to address all issues immediately. We will put you in control.
In addition to our free 15-minute telephone consultation, for our Family Law clients we also offer an extended initial consultation which lasts for up to one (1) hour. This is charged at a discounted fixed fee rate. Contact us for details of the cost.
For all work other than our initial consultations, we charge fees by either a fixed-fee quote or based on hourly rates.
Fixed fee services may be for things such as:
Applications for divorce
Drink driving charges
Work licence applications.
We discuss with you whether your matter is suitable for a fixed fee arrangement during our initial consultation with you.
If a fixed fee service is not suitable to your case, the hourly rate charged on your matter depends on the practitioner doing the work for you. Our fees are charged in six (6) minute increments (that is; 10 units per hour). The minimum charge is one (1) unit.
Before we begin acting for you, we will send you our Client Service Agreement and Cost Disclosure Notice. This document sets out clearly how our fees are charged and what your likely legal fees may total.
In some cases, we may also be able to act on a deferred fee basis (where your legal fees are paid at the conclusion of the matter). However, this is assessed on a case by case basis, generally during the initial consultation. In other cases, we may require a minimum running balance to be held on your behalf in our Trust Account in anticipation of your likely legal fees. Regrettably, we do not undertake work on the basis of a grant of Legal Aid.
To find out more, please visit our contact us page.
Meet Our Team
Our team has extensive expertise and are proud to be general practitioners.
Robert Bax established the firm in 1982 and is proud to be a true general practitioner, practicing in all areas and supervising all legal services.
David Neuendorf has been with the firm since 2009 and practices in personal injury and litigation.
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