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There are a few questions we get asked a lot, or really should get asked a lot by clients.

As with all our dealings, we try to be as open and transparent as possible, so we thought we’d publish our own Frequently Asked Questions page to get a head start.

However, if we haven’t answered your question below, feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to do so direct with you. 

We may even update our questions!

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Frequently Asked Questions (of Lawyers).

We hope to provide best value for money for our legal services.  You can expect to pay somewhere between $385 to $440 per hour for a lawyer’s time taken to undertake a legal task with us.If the legal task is a common one, we offer a range of legal services for a fixed fee.For other law firms in Queensland, costs will vary depending on the experience of the solicitor involved, the nature of the legal work being undertaken, and the geographic location of the law firm.A junior lawyer (up to 2 years experience), is likely to be charged out to clients at between $220 to $300 per hour.A more experienced lawyer (say 2 to 5 years experience), will cost around $300 to $400 per hour.A lawyer with over 5 years experience will likely be billed to clients at between $400 to $550 per hour.A Principal, Partner, or very Senior Lawyer is likely going to be charged out at over $550 per hour, and perhaps up to $1,000 per hour for a specialist lawyer with vast experience in a particular area of law.You can read our full article on legal costs here.

In short, yes.  We have a team of lawyers and support staff on hand to carry out work to be as efficient as possible.

If you do want a particular lawyer to work on your file only, that is fine. We will just need to ensure you understand that may cost more and may take a little more time to complete.

Yes, but only in certain circumstances and only in relation to personal injury claims.

Our costs disclosure regarding your personal injury claim will be discussed with you in detail at your initial client interview. So you will fully understand how a No Win No Fee arrangement works.

Read more about our No Win No Fee guarantee within our personal injury section.

For all other services, we work on a ‘pay as you go’ system. Also, we usually request some monies be paid upfront, to be held in our Trust Account as security for future legal fees.

If you are asking yourself this question, then you may need to change your frame of mind.

A lawyer is a service provider like any other profession.  Lawyers work within a set of rules and regulations day in day out and have established experience of dealing with legal problems that are commonplace.

Where legal problems become more complex, lawyers know where to find the right answers. They know how to develop a good solution for a particular situation they want to advocate.

It is that knowledge, skill, and expertise that you are paying for when you consult a lawyer.  A good lawyer can deal with legal issues quickly, efficiently and properly because of that knowledge, training and experience that they have established.

In our view, you should want a lawyer involved in you legal issues. Read our article on needing a lawyer or not.

You often only have one opportunity to get it right and if you get it wrong, the results can be devastating both financially and personally.

Choosing the right lawyer should be a considered decision.

We hope to be adaptable to all client needs. Our style and attitude towards the law is practical, and client focused.  We strive to represent a client’s best interests. We push your best interests forward in the best way we can to get the desired result, whatever that might be.

We are lawyers that you can trust. We will go the extra mile to make sure you make any legal decision with the best and clearest possible understanding. Informed decisions are good decisions.

You can read our tips on finding the right lawyer for you here.

We have offices on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. However, we cover the whole of Queensland remotely online.

If you are looking for a business or commercial lawyer on the Sunshine Coast, in Brisbane, or Queensland wide, we do our best to fit in with your business schedule, to provide our legal services and legal advice.

We provide legal advice online, business legal documents, and fixed fee legal services.

Chances are, we can always help you in some way.

If we do not cover the type of legal service you need, then we’ll let you know and refer you to another lawyer that would be able to assist you better.

So feel free to get in touch and explain your legal issue or problem and we’ll get back to you.

The first client interview is a chance to meet for the first time and get a proper understanding of your legal issues and how we can help you.

Usually, there will be some critical documents that you’ll need to bring.

  • Your Drivers Licence (or other photo ID).
  • Any relevant contractual documents you wish to discuss.
  • Any important documents you would like the lawyer to consider.

Make sure you bring full and complete copies with you, or send them to us by email beforehand so we can print them out.

With modern technology, all of this is now usually done beforehand through an online (or smart phone) verification of identity or VOI.

Our Initial Consultation and Legal Advice Fixed Fee service provides details of what you can expect at the first appointment. 

We do strive to ensure all clients are happy. However, we can appreciate there will be occasions when we might not satisfy your expectations.

First things first, talk to us.  If you are not happy then we would like an opportunity to address why. Hopefully to resolve any issues you have direct and do better for you.

If we can’t resolve the complaint, then you may wish to speak with the Legal Services Commission. They handle formal complaints about the conduct of lawyers.

Yes! We provide our legal advice and legal services to the whole of Queensland.

Whilst there are some services lawyers need to undertake in-person, most can now be done remotely, such that it is not necessary to physically meet.

Through the use of electronic verification of identity technology, phone, email and video conferencing, we service the whole of Queensland.

That said, if you live in any other State or Territory of Australia, then we can provide our services to you, so long as the legal issue is predominantly related to Queensland, or governed by Queensland laws. 

There is no legal requirement for a personal guarantor to obtain legal advice prior to entering into a deed of guarantee.

Where a borrower is supported by a personal guarantor to obtain finance, it is the lender who requires it. 

Usually, the lender would make it a special condition of the loan offer that any personal guarantor obtain independent legal advice about their risks and obligations of the personal guarantor. 

Great news! Our main office is on the Sunshine Coast, in the beautiful suburb of Mooloolaba, and just back from the main beach.

We have onsite parking for clients.

If you’re visiting from further a field, there is ample things to do nearby to make a morning, afternoon or day of it.  

DISCLAIMER: The content on this page was written at a specific point in time in the past and is provided as general guidance only.  It is not intended to be specific legal advice to any person’s particular circumstances who may be reading it.  We do not recommend you use this article as a replacement for obtaining proper legal advice on your issue and encourage anyone reading this content to obtain legal advice to ensure the above information and guidance remains valid and suits your particular circumstance.  In our experience, there is no ‘one size fits all’ to any legal issue!

Why Choose Queensland Legal

Queensland Legal is proudly operated by Michael Turner, the Principal Lawyer and Solicitor.

My ambition extends beyond mere legal representation; I am committed to fostering enduring partnerships with my clients, built on a foundation of trust and mutual respect.

It is my objective to continually deliver exceptional value to your business, ensuring prosperity and growth for years to come.

Let Queensland Legal be your partner in navigating the complexities of the legal landscape, securing a successful future for your business.

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