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QLD How Do I Dispute a Charge from a Solicitor?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Chris764, 3 August 2015.

  1. Chris764

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    I recently sought legal advice over a contract being terminated. I gave all the information I had already researched to the lawyer. She told me she didn't know about business or commercial law but she would give me a quote for her to research the matter. I then received an $800 invoice for a 20 minute consultation and a letter telling me what I had already researched myself.

    I questioned the invoice saying I was promised a quote first but they are persisting saying $800 is a modest fee for an initial consultation.

    Can I dispute a charge from a solicitor? Where do I go to address this lawyer behaviour? I hope you can help me as they are threatening my credit rating now with taking me to court and saying that the bill will end up as $2000 with all their admin fees, court charges, etc.
     
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    Please can anyone help me?
     
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    I have offered to pay half the invoice as I consider $400 for a 20 min consultation as more than fair
     
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    all good they accepted the offer
     

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