Lawyers' Fees

Brochures on lawyers' fees are also available in Chinese, Punjabi and Spanish

For lawyers, much like other professional advisors, fees are a market issue. There is no fee schedule for legal services, and the Law Society has no authority to control what lawyers charge other than setting maximums for some contingency fees.

Before starting work on your file, your lawyer may prepare a fee agreement setting out how you will be billed for the services.

Common billing practices
Contingency fees
Disputes involving fees and the Law Society Fee Mediation Program