How we charge
At Tait & Co, we recognise the importance of meeting our clients’ needs effectively and at the same time providing good value.
We can offer different fee arrangements to best suit clients’ situations. We are happy to discuss these arrangements with you to find the option that works best for you.
If you would like an assessment of your situation so you can decide if you need legal help or not, our Initial One Hour Consultation may suit you (see below).
Option One: Fixed fee
There is a wide range of agreements and commercial transactions for which we can provide a Fixed Fee. There are some conditions attached, and the most important of these is that your instructions do not change during the course of the matter. Some clients prefer our Moderated Time Costing option for this type of work.
Option Two: Moderated Time Costing
In this case, fees are based on the time taken to complete the work. The charges are ‘moderated’ (reduced) to eliminate any time inefficiencies.
We keep our charge-out rates very competitive compared to other Western Australian legal firms. The rate for Ian Tait (who has over 35 years’ experience as a lawyer) is $495 per hour (including GST).
We are happy to discuss likely costs, and in some cases we are bound to provide cost estimates before undertaking work on this basis. Moderated Time Costing is generally the more practical option in Dispute Resolution matters.
We provide an initial one hour consultation with Ian Tait for a discounted fee of $385 (including GST). At this consultation we will provide you with advice and, if further work is needed, a cost estimate for undertaking that work.