Initital Consultation...your first meeting with us
At your first meeting with one of our lawyers we need you to tell us a lot of detail in order for us to give you the answers you’re looking for. You have questions for us and we will have questions for you, which cannot be accomplished in a five minute phone call.
This is why our $199 consultation lasts on average one hour, depending on the complexity of your legal issue.
We offer a $199 initial consultation so we can ascertain if and how we can help you, and you can decide without any pressure if you want to work with us. Although we prefer to meet with you in person, we offer telephone consultations if you live far away.
You may want a consultation just to gather information or you may have been served with or are interested in filing a court application. You may be wondering if you have grounds to make a claim or just need advice about your options.
When you’re ready to talk about your options, just call our office and provide the other’s party’s name for a quick conflict check and we’ll offer you some dates and times to meet. It generally takes no more than a week to get an appointment with us.
What to bring?
Depending on why you're coming to see us we'll tell you what information or documents you need to bring with you. If something has been filed already or you have a court order, please bring copies of those documents to your initial consultation as well as any other relevant documents After our initial meeting, if you decide to instruct us, we will give you a list of what further information and documents we will need.
Neither booking nor having a consultation with us makes us your lawyer. The initial interview is not only an opportunity to gather information, but is a time for you to determine if you would like to hire us to represent you. You are under no obligation.
You may refer to us as your lawyers once you sign a written fee agreement and pay fees in advance – also known as a retainer – which we will secure in a trust account for you.
If you are not ready to actually hire a lawyer, or if you decide to instruct a different firm, we still maintain a file for you as a potential client so that if you come back to us in the future, we have all the information discussed at your initial consultation.