BC Supreme Court Registrar Fee Review
Under the Legal Profession Act, lawyers and clients have the right to have a lawyer’s bill reviewed by a BC Supreme Court Registrar.
A fee review is a formal process similar to a court hearing. It is administered by the BC Supreme Court and not by the Law Society. Normally, a fee review must be filed no later than three months after the bill was paid or, if unpaid, within one year after it was sent to the client.
Contingency fee agreements can also be reviewed within three months after the agreement was made or terminated. These time limits apply even if you participate in the Law Society’s Fee Mediation Program.
For more information on fee reviews, see:
- the BC Supreme Court's publication Legal Profession Act Review Process (Go to the Supreme Court site and search the site for "legal profession act" to find the document)
- Legal Profession Act Reviews on the BC Supreme Court Registrar's Office website,
- Part 8 of the Legal Profession Act, or