Our law group consisting of employment lawyers and employment paralegals offers various cost structures depending on client circumstances, including hourly and contingency fees. Where it makes the most sense, some matters proceed on an hourly rate that is price-dependent on the legal experience of the assigned lawyer or paralegal. Otherwise, the lawyer or paralegal on the file may decide it may be more appropriate for a contingency fee. This is especially the case in wrongful dismissal employment matters. Understandably, a particular client may have no more access to disposable income because they just lost their job and may not be able to afford the costs of a long trial especially if they are the sole breadwinner of a household. Alternatively, if a client would just like a contract reviewed or drafted, or something simple like that, there is no need for a large retainer, so our law firm and a client may agree upon a fixed fee that captures the whole project.
With contingency, you pay a percentage of how much we get for you in a settlement or judgment. With hourly you agree to pay us for each hour we work for you, no matter the outcome, which is billed usually quarterly.
The decision to offer hourly and/or contingency options is determined by the lawyer or paralegal taking on your case.
Regarding contingency fee matters if we choose to take a matter on contingency the maximum fee is 30% of the improvement we managed to get for you plus disbursements and taxes to take a matter to trial. If there are counterclaims or appeals the fee can increase to 40% of the improvement. The improvement refers to the amount by which your initial termination offer is increased.
Nevertheless, for all of our rate structures that our employment lawyers or paralegals charge, we will always be honest and forthcoming, provide consistent work-in-progress bills and endeavour to ensure there are no surprises. Call us today to learn more. We would be happy to discuss our fees at a first consultation. All first consultations are free.