Fixed Legal Fees You Control

Dear Reader,

Did you know that almost all lawyers charge hourly rates?

I used to only charge hourly rates, but clients would often protest about the rising legal spend if the dispute dragged on (as they often do).

To be honest, even though I’m efficient I’d sometimes feel that I couldn’t justify hourly rates… so I’d discount my fees.

Eventually I realised a new approach was required.

Fixed fees are the answer.

As the client you agree to a fixed fee quote BEFORE the work is done. (Unlike a lawyer on hourly rates where you’re in the difficult position of trying to negotiate the bill AFTER the work is done.)

I understand that from your perspective, the value you receive is paramount, as is controlling costs.

That’s why I fix my fees wherever possible, based on the value of my work, as perceived by you.

This requires a transparent and consultative approach to pricing, which provides a greater level of understanding of value for you.

The fixed fee process involves:

  • understanding your matter, including complexity, timing and risks, and what’s at stake;
  • understanding your budget, needs and objectives, and appetite for risk;
  • breaking your matter down into discrete stages;
  • transparency about the work required to be undertaken in each stage, including:
    • what I will do;
    • when I will do it;
    • why I will do it in a certain way;
    • the risks to you of not doing it that way;
    • how this will benefit you.

I aim to deliver fixed price legal services you can afford and are happy to pay for.

To assist you I’ve prepared some further information:

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Greg Carter
Barrister & Solicitor

Greg Carter Perth Litigation Lawyer

“You agree a fixed fee quote BEFORE the work is done.”

Greg provided cost-effective and commercial legal advice and strategic litigation services. I recommend Greg to anyone looking for a highly accomplished, efficient and responsive lawyer who delivers value for money, and is great to work with.

Ljuba Mojovic, former General Manager,

Gumala Enterprises Pty Ltd