Your fees will depend on the type of case that you have as well as its
complexity and legal nature. I always set out the
fees and the services that I am providing in writing so that you may review them.
Depending on your matter the fees will either be on an hourly rate
or a block fee for the
matter (typical for a criminal case).
Criminal fees often involve block fees. I do
offer these type of retainers in criminal matters. The typical
structure for these types of arrangements will involve a set
block fee for the obtaining and reviewing of disclosure,
discussing the matter with you and determining your various
options. If a trial is necessary an additional block fee is
charged based on the anticipated length of trial. I am happy to
discuss my rates and what may be involved in your particular
situation. The amount of a block fee will depend on the nature
of the charge as well as the complexity of the case.
Given the length of time it takes to get to trial in
Ontario I am often willing to accept a payment plan for trial
fees provided that all fees are paid in advance of trial. In
addition to retainer fees disbursements fees are charged for out
of pocket expenses such as, photocopies, faxes, experts, medical
reports, photographs, etc.
I am happy to discuss my fee structure with
you at any time..
Likely you had not considered having to pay for legal representation
before this matter came up. While I do not have a payment plan formula it is possible to
set up a schedule of payment to spread the fees over a period of time. I am always happy
to discuss your fees as it important for you to know what costs to expect over the
lifespan of your case.
For your convenience I do accept Cash, Money
Orders, Certified Cheques, Mastercard, and Visa