VIC Commercial Law - Commercial Barrister Fees?

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Anthony Khalil

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I have heard that commercial barristers charge a daily court appearance fee, as well as the hourly rate. So, if I had a matter that went to court for 3 days, would I be charged a daily appearance fee and hourly rate under commercial law? Also, how do I know how many hours are worked on the case outside of court, like for drafting paperwork?
 

Rob Legat - SBPL

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1. You won’t get charged both. Appearance fees are for ‘in court’, and will generally be a half day or full day rate. Hourly rates are for outside court.
2. How long is a piece of string? The best way is to ask for an estimate. An experienced practitioner should be able to give you an idea of what’s likely to be involved.
 

Rod

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Ask your solicitor. I'd expect at least 0.5 day preparation, maybe a day, for a routine matter. If there are complex areas of law to consider it will be longer.