Online Appointment Bookings

We know how busy you are, so why don’t you book your appointment online? Should you wish to book an appointment online simply complete the following.  We will send you a confirmation email once we have received the completed form.

At the time of our confirmation email being sent to you, we will advise you of the cost of your appointment.  Initial appointments for most matters are at the commencing set fixed fee of $385.00 inc GST.  This includes a comprehensive written initial letter of advice.

Wills and Power of Attorney have a set fixed fee for completion of the matter, which includes all client appointments.

An invoice for your appointment will be sent to you following your appointment undercover of our comprehensive letter of advice to you.  Should you require further services following an initial consultation, our advice will include our fixed fee costs associated with continuing services.  Should you wish to accept our offer to act further on your behalf, depending on the proposed costs disclosure,  a cost agreement may be entered into with you for the fixed fee amount.

 

Please note that as a result of an influx of new client initial appointments we are currently only taking booking for initial consultations via telephone or email (info@espositolawyers.com.au) or 07 4032 2236.  If you are concerned about the costs of an initial consultation and would like to check our fees.  Please complete our online quote process, for an obligation free quote or email our office, prior to making an appointment.

We can confirm that our initial client appointments come with a comprehensive initial written advice, inclusive of the initial consultation price.

 

Legal Costs and disclosure

FIXED FEE

At Esposito Lawyers, rather than provide client's with an unclear estimate and charging in six-minute increments at an hourly rate we operate under a fixed fee, which means just that, your legal fees for the service provided is fixed.

Fixed fees enable a client to know what their fees will be from the outset and budget for their legal expenses.

Fixed fee services improve communication between client's and their lawyer as the price for such communication is a fixed fee.  As a result, our experience is that fixed fee services provide a more efficient, transparent and cost-effective service for our clients.

We will provide a fixed fee quote for our professional fees and an estimate of anticipated disbursements.  (Disbursements include items such as court filing fees, lodgement fees etc)  Our operating costs such as photocopying, telephone charges, faxes and e-mails are costs that are included in the quotation for the fixed fee quote for professional fees.

With fixed fee pricing, you are not charged for every minute your lawyer spends on your file, rather the agreed fee for the work that is being done.  Fixed fee pricing represents more value for clients.

Generally, for legal matters (not including wills and power of attorney's) an initial consultation is charged from $385.00 (inc GST). Should further services be required a fixed fee quotation will be provided.

TRADITIONAL METHOD

When requested to do so, we can offer services under the traditional method of time recording in six-minute increments.  The hourly fees associated with work performed by a Lawyer is $385.00 per hour (inc GST) and for a legal assistant $99.00 hour (inc GST).  An estimate of professional fees is provided (but not fixed) as well as an estimate of disbursements when engaging our services under the traditional method.
PAYMENT METHOD
Following your initial appointment, we will provide you with a tax invoice.  For ongoing matters, we will provide you with a tax invoice as provided for in our disclosure notice and cost agreement. Payments can be made by cash,  bank transfer or cheque.  Credit card facilities are available, through our payment partner Rapidpay, who will charge you a fee directly for use of a credit card.