In some cases, such as:
Instead of us charging you a fee based on an hourly rate, we will charge you a percentage of what you get, if you win your case.
This is commonly known as You Don't Pay Unless We Win!
Each case will be carefully reviewed to determined the level of risk to determine whether it is warranting of us agreeing to take your case on a contingency fee basis. If we do not agree to take your case on a contingency fee basis you may still retain us on an hourly basis.
Please note that:
It is very important to take your time when retaining legal services.
Most importantly, BEFORE signing any legal contract for services, you carefully review and FULLY understand the legal contract for services. That you have read and fully understand the Law Society of Ontario's Guide entitled Law Society’s Contingency fees: What you need to
We will be very happy to provide you a copy of the guide in hardcopy paper or in a Adobe PDF copy.
Our firm also can charge our services based on an hourly rate.
The rate we charge depends on the type of work we do. Our hourly rate is between $75 to $250 per billable hour of work done.
This rate will increase substantially if we are required by you to work after normal working hours (after 5pm), on weekends and holidays.
For all hourly matters we require an upfront retainer fee of $1,500.
A retainer fee is a fee a client pays to cover the future legal costs.
On occasion we may take on a pro bono case or we may waive our fees until you win your case. Unfortunately, we are currently not accepting any pro bono cases at this time.
We are also not accepting clients who pay when they win.
These decisions unfortunately are based on our own commitments to meet our financial obligations.
We do offer special discounts for our services.
This does not include any discounts on any disbursements, reimbursements, court fees or any other costs we pay.
McMaster University Discount
We presently offer a 15% discount on our fees to all McMaster Students and staff.
Proof of being a student or staff member is required.
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
We presently offer a 15% discount on our fees to all Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Members. Proof of membership is required.
We are a member of JusticeNet which is a is a not-for-profit service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees.
Proof if eligibility is required.
We reserve the right to cancel any of the above discount programs at anytime.
The above discounts are NOT to be combine together or with a contingency fee.