Paul McKeever, B.Sc.(Hons), M.A., LL.B.
Paul McKeever, B.Sc.(Hons), M.A., LL.B.
Employment Lawyer

 

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First Consultation:

Your legal situation is serious. Your initial appointment with a lawyer is the most important one. It is not something to be rushed or squeezed into a "30 minutes or less" quicky-consultation. During your initial consultation, Paul McKeever will take the time needed to properly understand your situation, and to provide you with sound legal advice. You can expect your appointment to last anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, on average. Paul charges a flat fee for his first consultation with you so that you do not have to feel rushed or worried about time.

Usually, the purpose of the first consultation will be to collect information about your case, and to provide you with an opinion based upon the information you provide. Normally, the opinion will include a discussion of the sorts of responses you can make (e.g., negotiated settlement, litigation, contractual changes), the likelihood of success and the challenges (if any) facing your case, the range of compensation that you reasonably can expect to receive if successful, and an estimated range of legal costs associated with each possible course of action.

Subsequent Work - Hourly Rate or Contingency Fee

If, at or after the initial consultation, Paul McKeever has agreed to be retained by you, he will then discuss with you his available options regarding fees. Paul McKeever usually offers to be retained on an hourly rate basis for work done beyond the initial consultation.

However, in some cases, Paul McKeever offers clients the option of retaining him on the basis of a contingency fee. In a contingency fee arrangement, Paul McKeever's fee is based upon a percentage of the amount payable to you by the opponent.

Retainers

Most lawyers will require a person to provide an "initial retainer amount" before the lawyer will agree to be retained by the person (i.e., before he/she will agree to take on the duties of being the person's lawyer). The initial retainer amount is an amount which the lawyer puts into his trust account and holds in trust for the client typically until the client is billed for fees or disbursements. "Fees" are the amounts paid to a lawyer for his/her service. "Disbursements" are out-of-pocket expenses typically incurred by the lawyer for the client's benefit (e.g., fees imposed by the government for the filing of documents, the cost of photocopies, the cost of process serving and couriers, et cetera). Paul McKeever determines the required initial retainer amounts on a case by case basis.

 

 


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Paul McKeever, B.Sc.(Hons), M.A., LL.B.
Employment Lawyer
106 Stevenson Road South
Oshawa, Ontario
CANADA L1J 5M1

FAX: 905-571-7706

e-mail: pmckeever@mckeever.com

 

 

 

 

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