A substantial bill from a lawyer is only justified if the services provided meet certain criteria including the value of the work to the client and the result obtained. Simply because a client agrees to pay a lawyer on the basis of an hourly rate does not relieve the lawyer from the obligation to show that he or she has earned the fee charged.
If a lawyer refuses to reduce an excessive account, the court will review the bill in a process known as “assessment” and reduce the account if it is found to be excessive.
Please complete this form, and upload or fax your legal bills in order for us to provide you with a free review of your bills. Your legal bills will be reviewed by a senior civil litigation lawyer who will then contact you to advise you of your rights.