A “cost agreement” is part of your obligation to open fees to your client. This is the formal agreement between your law firm and your client on how you structure the cost of your work. 2. Instructions received before July 1, 2015 statements and cost-paying agreements, as well as contracting as used by the law firm prior to July 1, 2015, Billing Notice – Form 3 with receiver account and interest information (member only) If you feel your client has a good chance of success, you can also include a condition for payment of a “supplement.” This is an additional payment for a successful result, which must not exceed 25% of the procedural costs (excluding disbursements). Your cost agreement must be clear about how the fee is charged, what you expect from the fee, and what factors can change the final calculation of fees. For the work related to the case, you can only charge fair and reasonable costs. Their costs must also be reasonable and proportionate to related work. THIS IS A PREVIOUS DOCUMENT THAT CONTAINS DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS AND IS A COSTS AGREEMENT 1. For best practices and to ensure the best coverage of your costs, this agreement must be signed by you and the customer. 2. You must comply with S174 (3) of the LPUL – Appropriate Steps 3.
For ILPs and ULS that provide both legal and other services, you must ensure compliance with disclosure obligations under Rule s107 LPUL and Rule 31 LPUGR. 4. You should consider this previous document in the context of your practice as a lawyer. It may be necessary to include specific statements about your practice, such as: “This legal practice has no expertise in tax and financial advice.” THIS PAGE DOES NOT BE PART OF DISCLOSURE OR ACCORD AND MUST BE USED BEFORE THE DOCUMENT IS OF OCCASION V4/16 Disclosure agreement fees and fees This document, along with our terms and conditions, contains the terms of our offer, provide legal services for you and provide our contract of expense and disclosure according to the Legal Profession Uniforme Law (NSW). A. Size of work They ordered us [INSERT]. B. Fees [IF FIF FEE AGREEMENT – DELETE AS REQUIRED] We charge professional fees for the work we charge on a fixed basis of: [INSERT] plus GST – [IF TIME BASED FEE AGREEMENT – DELETE AS REQUIRED] We charge professional fees for the work we do on the basis of hourly rates. The hourly rates calculated by our professional employees are shown below: (a) [INSERT] plus GST . [INSERT] for a partner. (b) s[INSERT] plus GST .[INSERT] for a senior partner. (c) s[INSERT] plus GST . [INSERT] for a solicitor.