Our approach to invoicing
- At our first meeting with our client, we discuss the case and all factors that may impact on its complexity, duration, and cost;
- We describe the process ahead and its various stages; we outline professional fees reasonably foreseeable for each stage;
- Once the process has started, our client periodically receives detailed invoices that clearly set out the work we accomplish on his or her behalf as well as the time devoted to each task;
- We notify our client of all new issues that may affect fees and costs. In addition, during our mandate, we review invoicing to ensure that appropriate compensation practices are being applied.
Also, please note that judicial fees apply to litigation issues brought before the courts. Those fees are set by the government and published in the Tariff of judicial fees of advocates and are different from professional fees or legal expenses paid by the client to his lawyer. The losing side in a court case has to pay the judicial fees, unless the Court decides differently. In all cases, each party assumes the professional fees of his own lawyer. NOTICE: Please note that this information is provided for information purposes only: it must not be construed as agreement on our part to alter the compensation method being applied to particular cases. We invite you to contact us for more details.
Here are a few tips to help you reduce the costs in your file :
1) Get legal counsel before doing anything.
You will then be sure to start the right way so it will be easier to put your case forward.
2) Be prepared and organized.
By sending us your documentation and information without delay and in an organized matter, you allow us to concentrate on your case and work efficently.
3) Take advantage of legal counsel and act accordingly.
It will sometimes takes rigor and discipline, but you will see, the result will pay off.
4) Put forward a discussion canal and, if you are a group, consider nominate a representative.
This will avoid unnecessary duplication of the interventions.
5) Keep you informed and up-to-date.
By reviewing the documentation we have sent to you, we will have a better understanding of your file’s evolution.