Costs Agreements and Communication Techniques to Ensure You Get Paid – Special 2 Hour Seminar
Start time 29 Apr 2020 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 29 Apr 2020 11:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
Speaker Presented by: Penelope Robertson, Principal, Ethical Costing & Legal Services
Catering Includes refreshments
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code S20304
CPD Units:

Practice Management & Business Skills: 2.0
$200.00
(includes GST)

Costs Agreements and Communication Techniques to Ensure You Get Paid – Special 2 Hour Seminar

2.0
29 Apr 2020 9:00am - 29 Apr 2020 11:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

The payment of fees starts with communicating the retainer and costs agreement through to Disclosure Information and negotiating client concerns or complaints. There are red flags that should warn a practitioner at an early stage about client intentions and ability to pay. Missing these warnings signs or failing to communicate effectively can leave you exposed to a client dispute over fees and at worst, a formal complaint.

This in depth session will take you through the factors to weigh up when deciding whether to act for the client, setting the relationship on solid foundations, including security of payment options and minimising the risks of a client dispute. It will also address the warning signs the client won’t pay and recovery options.

Presented by: Penelope Robertson, Principal, Ethical Costing & Legal Services