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How Much Will a Lawyer Cost Me?

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Laura Turner

Published in Aug 12, 2015 Updated on Jul 13, 2021 2 min read 519 views

How Much Will a Lawyer Cost Me?

The $295 payment covers you for the first hour of your lawyer’s time. If you only need an adjournment this may cover that, because the adjournment may take an hour or less. Most lawyers that we use cost around $300 to $400 an hour; with the average being approximately $350 an hour. This cost does ultimately depend on your personal situation.

Costs can be discounted to a set fee. For example, for drink driving matters and other matters where one court appearance is all that is necessary. We are able to negotiate fix rates for matters such as these. The final cost will depend on the circumstance that you’re in, which state you’re in, what laws apply to your case, how much research is necessary and how much time is spent on your case.

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We recommend booking a one hour conference with your lawyer before going to court. You will get expert advice on what you should do, the likely outcome and any preparation you need to do beforehand. You will also get a fixed quote on the cost for you to be represented in your local court on the day.

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If you prefer, you can meet your lawyer at your local court without the need for a conference beforehand. Some examples of when this will suit you are adjournments, simple pleas or when your case is listed for directions from the court (not a final hearing). And if you are not on bail, you may not even need to attend. Read more about Court Lawyers

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Laura Turner

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Laura Turner holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts as well as a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland. Laura began her legal experience through volunteering with the Student Legal Service offering free advice to students, and through a clerkship in the conveyancing team of a law firm in Hobart. She also volunteered at a Prisoner Legal Service, assisting inmates to obtain parole. Laura has a strong focus on family law, criminal and traffic law, although looks to broaden her knowledge into migration and civil law.
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Laura Turner

Senior Associate

Laura Turner holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts as well as a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland. Laura began her legal experience through volunteering with the Student Legal Service offering free advice to students, and through a clerkship in the conveyancing team of a law firm in Hobart. She also volunteered at a Prisoner Legal Service, assisting inmates to obtain parole. Laura has a strong focus on family law, criminal and traffic law, although looks to broaden her knowledge into migration and civil law.

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