My fees are calculated on a per case basis. The seriousness of the charge, the complexity of the case, the Crown’s Initial Sentencing Position in the event of a guilty or conviction and the time required to resolve the case all go into that calculation. Experience is also an important factor and in spite of my considerable experience in the practice of criminal law I make every effort to keep my fees reasonable.
I offer free of cost consultation on your first visit. I don’t charge anyone on their first visit as I need to understand you and your case first. Once a fee is agreed to, I am prepared to enter into a mutually agreeable payment schedule. The usual rule of thumb is that the fee has to be paid in full before the final court appearance.