How to start working with Kin Lawyers
That said, here are two initial stages for engaging with us, here at Kin Lawyers:
- A free, 15-minute phone consultation, which you can book online
- An in-depth, fixed-fee, initial conference for $385 inclusive of GST (for up to 90 minutes)
You can access either of these, or use both!
To get started, use the direct links on this page to book your consultation or conference online.
Please note that before speaking with us or any lawyer, you’ll need to provide your full name and contact details, as well as the full name of any other parties, so we can first do a conflict check.
To make the most of your time with your lawyer, we recommend completing the online questionnaire, which will be sent to you once you book in for an appointment, and emailing any relevant documents to email@example.com beforehand.
The time your lawyer spends consulting this information may reduce the time they spend with you for your consultation, but it will be time well spent because they will have obtained information they need to make the most of your time together.
After your free, 15-minute phone consultation, you are welcome to book in for a fixed-fee initial conference.
Fees for succession planning, wills, and estate planning
For succession planning (including wills and estate planning services), fixed fees usually apply.
You can have a free 15-minute discussion with us, or book in for a conference with a lawyer for an in-depth review of your estate planning, initial advice, and/or for you to provide updated instructions for the preparation of updated documents.
The cost of your legal services will depend on the documents to be prepared relevant to your circumstances, but in event no documents are instructed to be prepared, there will be a minimum charge of $385 inclusive of GST for this appointment.
What happens after my initial conference?
In event that any further work is contemplated, we will send you a detailed cost proposal (“Proposal”) for your consideration.
Where possible, we try to provide fixed fees for our work, which we will specify as “fixed fee” in this Proposal.
In all other circumstances, all work undertaken (including communications with you) between your first consultation and signing your Proposal, other than providing your Proposal and any questions about costs, will be charged. This will be based on an hourly rate for work performed, divided into 6-minute minimum blocks.
Our current rates are $550 for Principal Lawyer, $264 for Clerk and $198 for Administration (all inclusive of GST).
You will be charged in accordance with your Proposal, even if you have not signed it, if you continue to instruct us, which you will be deemed to have accepted by your conduct.
We do not charge you to discuss billing or costs.
If you communicate with us about both billing/cost matters and your substantive matter, we will charge only for the time taken to address the substantive matter.
We look forward to working with you.