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Legal costs

At Maddens Lawyers we believe in being up-front about all aspects of our clients’ matters, particularly our legal fees.

Legal fees will be calculated by various means according to the nature of the service provided. In many instances services will be provided on an hourly rate. In many litigious court based actions, fees prescribed by legislation will be charged.

We will disclose the basis upon which you will be charged and will provide an estimate of the likely costs. We will provide you with a written agreement as to these fees. If for any unforeseen reason the fees are likely to exceed our initial estimate, we will provide you with a further ongoing estimate of fees.

In addition to our professional fees, you will be responsible for payment of other relevant expenses, called disbursements, which we incur on your behalf. You may be required to pay these expenses in advance.

You have the right to negotiate an agreement about the payment of legal costs (which must be in writing or evidenced in writing) and to receive Tax Invoices detailing those costs.