At the outset, we will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation lasting a minimum of half an hour. If you choose to go no further, we will part company without any commitment from, or payment by, you.
If you decide to continue with us, we will charge a block fee for investigating your situation and determining the merits of a claim, for which we will give you our opinion, including details on our research and analysis of your case. If we feel we can help you reach a satisfactory settlement, in or out of court, and if you decide to have us represent you, we provide two payment options for you to consider.
Many clients come to us because they have suffered devastating financial losses and therefore request our contingency retainer, which means they pay us an agreed-upon percentage of what they receive only if and when they recover some or all of their losses.
Before offering this option, we must weigh our anticipated costs against the strength of your claim and the likelihood of financial recovery. In other words, we decide if the amount of your loss and your chance of a favourable settlement are strong enough to justify the considerable investment of our time, expertise and legal resources. Obviously, we can only offer this option if we feel confident a claim will be settled in your favour.
If we feel that we cannot offer you a contingency retainer, we will strongly advise you to think carefully before proceeding on an hourly billing basis.
In this option, you pay an hourly fee on a monthly basis. While it may ultimately cost you less than a contingency retainer, you must bear in mind that there is no maximum fee. You receive 100 per cent of what is recovered in your claim, but you pay our hourly fees until a settlement is reached.