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 matters

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


  DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is not intended as legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should seek legal advice from a lawyer.

  Copyright 2008 Brendan Neil

Providing Criminal representation in south central ontario including; Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Brampton, Mississauga, Hamilton, Toronto and surrounding areas

Brendan Neil Barrister & Solicitor, Criminal Trial Lawyer