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Yes. We can price certain services at an agreed upon rate based upon the projected amount of time a client wants us to spend.

No. We are not a contingency law firm, and you show be cautious of the quality of any firm that advertises contingency fees in employment law matters.

You can ask us anytime! But, we will always send you an invoice every month.

It depends on how complex the matter is. Every hour spent on the file will add up the costs, so the less time required on a file, the cheaper it is for the client.

For example, a simple notice period case which may only require a day or less of mediation plus a few hours of preparation would cost about $3,000 (i.e. about 10 hours of work from the initial consultation to resolution).

Dutton will always estimate the cost of your matter before proceeding.

Retainer fees are negotiable. The less complex a matter, the cheaper the retainer is, and vice versa. For example, if a client had a simple notice period case, we would usually charge the client a $1000 retainer to get started.
You can pay us by cheque, Interac transfer, Visa Checkout, Pay Pal and cash.

Our rates are extremely competitive with similar sized firms. As well, our rates are significantly lower than that of the big old fashioned firms.

Sometimes when we work on behalf of employees, on a final bill, we charge 10% of all funds recovered in excess of an employer’s original offer, or the total hourly fees worked on the file, whichever is greater – never both. If we elect to charge the client based on the aforementioned 10% of all extra funds awarded model, we will refund all hourly rate charges already paid by the client.

Disbursements are case related out of pocket expenses incurred by the firm but paid by the client. For example, the government charges $181.00 to launch a lawsuit. This would be paid by the client as a disbursement.

Yes. Often, the opposing party will pay a portion or all of a party’s legal costs to settle any disputes, even if a lawsuit hasn’t been launched or if the lawsuit settles before trial.

After trial, a court will usually force the losing side to pay a portion or all of the winning side’s costs.

A retainer is a deposit of money clients give a law firm to start working on their behalf.

The law firm bills the client every month and then withdraws its pay from the retainer based on the number of hours worked.

Retainers are refundable if the funds have not been used. As well, retainers need to be refilled if they run out.

Call us for your free 15 minute consultation. We would be happy to answer a few questions and refer you to service providers who can help.