Are you curious about conveyancing costs and the price of other legal services? Do you want to know the best way to get to our offices, or how we communicate with our clients? We have provided answers to these and other commonly asked questions below, for your convenience. We also have a Resource Centre, where you can download useful material and checklists, and a blog, where we provide up-to-date information on specific issues, helpful hints, cautionary tales, downloads and a variety of other practical articles and commentary.In all likelihood, you will find all the information you need in our FAQs below, in the Resource Centre, or on the blog. But, of course, please do not hesitate to contact us if you cannot find an answer to your query here, or if you simply want to discuss an issue. We will respond within 24 hours guaranteed.
The areas we discuss on our website are the areas of law we practice. There may be specific agreements, or other areas within the broad categories that we are able to assist with, so by all means, ask away! We will let you know if we can help. We believe that focus is the only way to mastery, so we are experts in the areas of law we practice.
Some of our services, such as conveyancing, are offered inclusive of a fixed, yet competitive, service fee. Fees for other transactions, where issues and matters are varied, are also super competitive while relative to the transaction because no two matters are the same. Often, the fee will depend on the specific circumstances and facts of a case, the volume of documents that need to be dealt with and the complexity of a dispute or transaction, among a host of other variables.
Having said that, you will always know the cost of a matter before any committment.
No matter what you need assistance with, we will discuss it with you and consider it. We then will provide you with information about fees and ensure that you understand all charges, the basis for the proposed charges and are completely satisfied before you incur any fees.
We always strive to provide you with a guaranteed maximum fee range. You can rest assured that we will never exceed the maximum range we have quoted for the scope of work we have been engaged to carry out. The last thing you want is any uncertainty as to costs.
Whether you use a solicitor or conveyancer, disbursements will always be incurred when you buy or sell property.
For example, should you wish to sell your property, certain documents must be attached to every contract for the sale of land. Without attaching these documents, the contract cannot be used and the property cannot be listed for sale.
The required documents include things like a title search, dealings on that title, a sewer diagram, a strata plan, a plan of the land and others.
These documents are held by third parties, and we purchase them on your behalf. We simply ask you to reimburse us for the actual outlay; we do not add any margin or make any profit on such transactions.
You will always know what disbursements will be incurred in the overall conveyancing costs, and we will never proceed without your approval.
You rarely are required to pay anything upfront.
If the matter is large and complex, we may ask for a certain sum of money to be deposited into our trust account. Generally, however, you will pay at the conclusion of your matter, or if the matter is long and ongoing, in regular intervals as discussed and agreed beforehand.
Whilst we typically do not compete on price, due to the expertise and value we are uniquely positioned to provide, our standard fees remain some of the most competitive in the marketplace.
Still, we understand that sometimes people are in financial difficulty but still require legal services. That’s why we always remain open to discussing our fees: how much, when and how they are paid, etc.
Yes, we offer a free one-hour consultation with no obligation.
Not necessarily. Thanks to modern technology and our innovative approach to legal services, we can conduct much of our business with you through email, Skype, telephone and other methods of communication.
On the other hand, you simply might be too busy to come into the office. Work and family commitments can make travelling to appointments quite difficult. We understand that and always aim to provide our services in a way that is convenient for you.
There are many ways to get to our office:
We are located in the Pottery, a newly developed shopping complex with Woolworths and a mix of other quality cafes and restaurants on site. Park, shop and relax – seeing your lawyer doesn’t need to be a chore!
It is about 15-20 minutes from the Sydney CBD. Take a look at the map.
Different team members have different specialties. Ultimately, you will deal with the person who is best able to handle your specific matter and address your queries.
We try our best to ensure that the person you deal with initially is your single main point of contact for the entire matter.
As additional members are added to our team, our language capacity will increase.
We also work with translators. If English is your second language, or if you would feel more comfortable having somebody present who speaks your language, we can arrange it with minimal fuss.
A long time. The staff have varying degrees of experience and the partners have well over 15 years’ experience in these areas of law.
Most certainly. The solicitor assigned to your matter will keep you up-to-date as developments occur, either by phone, email, or both. We also will keep you updated on the next steps and advise you what to expect, so you are never left in the dark.