With the growth of Acts and Regulations, frequent amendments and the inherent complexities in procedural requirement, many people find it difficult to comprehend the law, their duties, responsibilities, rights and obligations.It is therefore important for you to put your legal issues in the hands of the competent professional. If English is your second language, we have a number of staff members within our firm that can speak languages other than English. These staff members are available to assist our clients with translation if they are having difficulty understanding the matter in English.
Under the Legal Profession Act 2004, solicitors are entitled to charge fees which are fair and reasonable in most areas of the practice with few exceptions where fees are regulated by fee scales, for example, grant of probate and some workers compensation claims. At ABK Lawyers, we calculate our costs either in hourly rate or fixed amount or hourly rate with a ceiling on the maximum amount. In addition to our professional fees, we also charge you for expenses incurred on your behalf, for example, conducting searches on your property transaction or barrister's fees or court fees. If it is a court matter, the costs you will get back if you win and the costs you will have to pay if you lose and the gap between what we will charge you and what you will be reimbursed. We set out details about our professional fees and estimates in our costs agreement or an initial letter to you. Our cost agreement or the initial letter will tell you how much we will charge you and about other expenses before we start working for you. At ABK Lawyers, we will also tell you how a barrister or other lawyer would charge you if one is retained.
The quality of our people is the cornerstone of our ability to serve our clients. For this reason, we invest tremendous resources in identifying exceptional people, developing their skills, and creating an environment that fosters their growth as leaders. We have a right team, with the right experience and expertise, with the capacity to provide you our best service and advice Their diversity of background, discipline, gender, nationality, and outlook ensures our clients receive a singular balance of deep and broad expertise.