The law in Queensland requires us to disclose information relating to a range of things, particularly legal fees, how they are calculated, how they are charged, and how they are billed.
Nyst Legal charges a competitive rate for an excellent service and we provide an early estimate of costs for each stage of your matter. All clients are provided with a Queensland Law Society Client Services Agreement which sets out all of these items in detail.
Nyst Legal is not a Legal Aid firm. We do not take on matters funded by the Legal Aid Office.
Fixed Fee Arrangements
There are some matters where Nyst Legal is happy to offer its services for a fixed fee.
Pleas of Guilty starting at $1,000
Less-serious criminal charges to be finalised in the Magistrates Court, such as minor drug possession or public nuisance offences, and minor traffic offences such as unlicensed driving and drink driving offences, can usually be handled for a fixed fee ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. However, the precise fee will be dependent on the location of the court and the complexity of the matter, and will be advised and agreed in advance.
Special Hardship Applications and Work Licence Applications starting at $1,000
Driver licence applications for a special hardship order or a work licence can usually be handled for a fixed fee, generally ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. However, the precise fee will be dependent on the location of the court and the complexity of the application, and will be advised and agreed in advance.
Bail Applications starting at $1,000
Bail applications in the Magistrates Courts will vary in complexity but can usually be handled for a fixed fee ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, depending on the circumstances of the case and the court location, and fees will be advised and agreed in advance.
Bail applications in the Supreme Courts are invariably more complex, but can sometimes be handled for a fixed fee, depending on the level of complexity, and our fees will be advised and agreed in advance. Where it is not possible to fix such fees we will charge at an hourly rate.
Trials in the Magistrates Court, District Court or Supreme Court will vary in complexity but can sometimes be handled for a fixed fee, depending on the circumstances of the matter and the court location, and fees will be advised and agreed in advance. Where it is not possible to fix our fee for your trial we will charge at an hourly rate.
Where fees are not fixed they will be charged at an hourly rate commensurate with the seniority and experience of the particular team members involved. A formal client agreement will set out the hourly rate of each of the team members likely to work on the matter. Clear estimates will be provided in advance for each stage of the matter.
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