Fees

Disclosure Notice

The Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) obliges Emanate to provide all clients with a Disclosure Notice, setting out the terms of Emanate's retainer and our basis of fee charging.

The Disclosure Notice is attached at the bottom of this page for your perusal.

Emanate chooses to operate on a fixed fee basis (for the benefit and certainty of both parties) as detailed in the stages of the Costs Agreement.  The Costs Agreement itemises (based on precedent matters, wherever possible) the detailed scope of work and time required to undertake the tasks in accordance with the stages.

There is liberty to negotiate the Costs Agreement with another law firm (on a time costing basis i.e. six (6) minute increments) should you not agree to the fixed fee stages of the Costs Agreement.

Should it become apparent throughout the course of the matter that the scope of the stage/s be substantially changed, Emanate will notify you in writing of the amendments to the itemisation of the applicable stage/s and deliver an amended Costs Agreement for your acceptance.

Acceptance

Emanate will not proceed with any work without your instructions / confirmation that you are satisfied with the terms of the Costs Agreement, and encourages all clients to contact Emanate and discuss any concerns or questions.

The terms of Emanate's continued retainer will be accepted by you, if you:

  • Sign and return the Disclosure Notice; or
  • Continue to instruct us (in writing or orally) to perform the scope of instructions as detailed in the Disclosure Notice.

For the avoidance of doubt, the type of conduct (other than in writing) that constitutes acceptance of the Disclosure Notice may include, but is not limited to:

  • Written instructions by way of email, facsimile or hard copy correspondence;
  • SMS text message;
  • Verbal instructions by way of telephone or other attendances;
  • Instructions delivered by way of any agent (including retained consultants, staff members or other authorised persons) under your guidance or supervision;
  • Instructions delivered by way of any agent (including retained consultants, staff members or other authorised persons) in your absence, which you later become aware of, and do not take action to withdraw those instructions; and
  • Confirmation of instructions in any way for Emanate to action any matter on your behalf.

Should you not agree with the terms of Emanate's letter and Disclosure Notice, do not execute the Disclosure Notice, and provide written confirmation of your termination of Emanate's retainer.

Should you wish to discuss the foregoing, please do not hesitate to contact Emanate Legal at your convenience.