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:

contact your nearest Supreme Court registry or the BC Supreme Court.