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SA Solicitor Fees Lack Detail - Is This Normal?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by DadyO, 18 March 2016.

  1. DadyO

    DadyO Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I received a bill from the solicitor the other day and just felt it lacked detail. Do you think the below meets a fair standard or is this a bit slack?

    Date Solicitor attendance on you and xxxxx to discuss xxxxx
    Date Peruse email- email from client
    Date Peruse email- email from client
    Date Telephone attendance on you (exceeding but say 2 units)
    $xxx.xx

    GST $xxx.xx
    TOTAL $xxx.xx


    There are no amounts for each date? Nowhere is there a statement of the solicitor fees or what a "unit" is (I assume 0.1 hrs)

    If I received a statement from another professional service and it effectively said I did a bunch of stuff and here is the total, I'd say please explain.

    At the bottom, there are some statements about disputes and term, etc.

    Thanks
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    Check your initial contract with the solicitor. They ordinarily include a schedule of fees in the contract.
     
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  3. DadyO

    DadyO Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but it's not the rates that I'm questioning. It's the lack of information on the invoice.

    When I get an invoice from my mechanic it shows what each part cost and a total. This invoice is a list of parts and a total. It doesn’t really matter, just poor business practice.
     
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