Regulation 75 of the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015
As a matter of principle, we will not keep original documents. After placing an order for you, we will provide you with the most important original documents that we have entered or created for you and/or received from third parties and recorded by you. We will retain an electronic copy of your file for a period of 7 years from the date of our final tax invoice. There may be separate agreements we enter into with respect to the creation of accounts and the payment of those accounts, and the terms of the agreements are usually articulated in another document supplementing and amending them on July 1, 2022. Western Australia has acceded to the Uniform Law Scheme. The Uniform Act harmonizes the regulation of the legal profession, reduces bureaucracy and creates a uniform system for regulating legal practice. The system also promotes informed customer choice and includes strong consumer protections. The overall objectives of the Uniform Act are to promote the administration of justice and an efficient and effective Australian legal profession by: (d) seeking the assistance of the designated local regulatory authority (NSW Commissioner) in disputes over court costs; Written notices, including our accounts, are generally delivered by email, no hard copy will be sent to you unless you request it. We present the invoice in the form of a tax invoice, which is payable within 14 days of the invoice date. We are entitled to take steps to refund unpaid fees for more than 30 days after a tax invoice in accordance with uniform law has been issued to you. Interest at the maximum rate set out in Rule 75 of the Uniform General Rules 2015 (“Uniform General Rules”) (the Reserve Bank of Australia`s target of spot rate plus 2%) will be charged on any amount not paid to you within 30 days of receiving a tax invoice. In our tax invoices, the interest rate to be calculated is indicated.
Applicable New South Wales laws governing legal fees associated with your order apply. However, if the services we provide are provided wholly or primarily in another jurisdiction or state, or if your matter is primarily about matters relevant to another jurisdiction or state, we reserve the right to designate the laws of another state as applicable to the cost issue. You also have the right to request that the law of another jurisdiction or state apply to a particular matter. If you have a dispute regarding any aspect of our legal fees, we encourage you to discuss your concerns with us first. You can contact the Manager, Cost Assessment at the Supreme Court of New South Wales for an assessment of our costs. This request must be made within 12 months of invoicing or requesting payment or payment of fees. You can ask the cost surveyor to waive some or all of these conditions because they are not just or reasonable, and you can refer a tax dispute to the President of the Law Society or the Commissioner of Legal Services for mediation if the amount in dispute is less than $10,000. You have the right and we will provide you (electronically) with a proper “written” account for the services we provide. We will charge questions regularly, but usually monthly, but this may change from time to time depending on the type of case we handle for you. The most important lawyers working on your case will be appointed by us.
From time to time, depending on the circumstances, other lawyers, paralegals and assistants may also work on your file. The liability of this company is limited by a system approved in accordance with professional standards legislation. Legal practitioners employed by Hard Slog Pty Ltd, carrying on business as StevensVuaran Attorneys at Law, are members of the scheme. In any case, claims against this legal practice arising from contract or negligence will be limited to 4 times the gross costs we incurred in the respective case, less costs. You have the right to request a written report on the progress of your case and a “written report” on legal fees incurred in a matter we are handling on your behalf. This report will be emailed to you. We are required to inform you of our terms and conditions and your rights and obligations under the Uniform Legal Profession Act (NSW). (g) Inform us that you need an interstate costs law to apply to your case. If you do not provide us with the full name and address required by law, we will not be able to act on your behalf.
If you do not provide us with the other personal data we request, the advice we give you may be false or misleading. Your rights in relation to a cost dispute Until it is concluded, we will report regularly on the progress of your case. You may cancel our services at any time in writing. However, if you do so, you will be responsible for our costs incurred up to the date of termination (including, if it is a contentious matter, cancellation fees or other costs such as hearing fees, for which we remain responsible). We may cease acting for you or performing other work as long as one of our tax invoices remains unpaid, or if a request for payment of an amount in connection with future payments or costs is not met, or if you do not give us clear or timely instructions so that we can move your business(ies) forward, or if you refuse to accept our advice, or if you tell us or we believe that you have lost confidence in us, or if there are ethical reasons we deem necessary for us to no longer act for you (for example, a conflict of interest) or if, in our sole discretion, we no longer believe it is appropriate; to act on your behalf. We will provide you with reasonable written notice of our Services. You are responsible for our costs incurred up to the date of termination. We accept advances on terms that we can negotiate among ourselves.
These agreements will also supplement and modify these terms and conditions. (b) negotiate the type of billing (e.g. task-based or time-based); Without prejudice to any lien to which we are otherwise legally entitled in respect of your funds, papers and other property: (a) We shall have the right to retain as a lien all your funds, assets or instruments which we hold or control from time to time up to all costs, expenses, interest and other sums due to the Company; have been paid; and (b) our privilege will survive even if we cease to act for you. If you have any comments or concerns about our advice or any issues that may arise in relation to your case, including our service fees or otherwise, please contact one of our directors to discuss these matters.