Listen and Look – I will need to be provided with a full and frank disclosure of what you have in mind and what you want to do. Detailed written descriptions and drawings will have to be provided before we can discuss options, particularly in relation to patents and designs. The above information and discussions are treated as confidential.
Consider – I will consider your disclosures and the discussions conducted in the “Listen and Look” phase. This may take some time. If the matter is outside my expertise I will refer you to an alternative attorney.
Advice – I will then offer advice on your options. The extent of my advice will depend on the extent of your disclosures.
Review – I expect to receive your instructions in writing after you have considered my advice.
Act – I will act in accord with your instructions to the extent that is legal and ethical.
Fees and Service Charges – There is no point in dickering over service charges as such will sour the client-attorney relationship. Most services are rendered on a fixed charge basis plus Official Fees. Depending on the complexity of other particular matters, charges at a hourly rate of between AUD $200.00 and AUD$600.00 (exclusive of GST) will be levied. Tax invoices are payable within 7 days of issue.