Legal Fee Guidelines


I&J LAW offers you clarity and transparency regarding our fee structures.

First consultation

We recognise the significance of our confidential first consultation, which may impact you for years to come. For the first consultation, I&J LAW offers new clients a fixed fee for a period of up to one and a half hours.

Following the first consultation, we will typically agree on either a time-based or a fixed fee structure as outlined below:

Time-based fee structure

This longer-term charge out rate is usually applied to family law matters, contested deceased estate matters, and more complex legal issues where the anticipated time and work required is unpredictable.

Fixed fee structure

Where our services are relatively well defined and predictable in terms of the time and work required for completion, we will typically quote a fixed fee within a set range. A fixed fee structure will typically be applied when assisting with the following services:

  • Conveyancing
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorneys
  • Enduring Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Letters of administration
  • Some Consent Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements

Disbursements

Depending on your legal matter, there may be external costs that we typically pass on to our client. Any such costs will be identified and discussed with you beforehand. These may include court filing fees, Land and Property Information registration fees, search fees, barrister’s fees, valuer’s fees and other third party fees.