Travis Schultz Law offers several peace of mind strategies to ease the pressure of your legal matter:
No win, no payFree initial assessment plus our easy to understand no-win, no pay policy on selected case areas gives you the reassurance, support and access to justice, rather than the fear and burden of financial consequence.
No uplift feesIn Queensland, law firms are entitled to charge an additional amount on top of their normal fees, where they act on a speculative (no win/no pay) basis. This additional amount recognises both the risk that law firms have to take in agreeing to act on that basis, and the fact that they will have to wait quite some time to be paid for their work. The additional amount, called an “uplift fee”, can be as much as an extra 25% on top of their normal charges. Travis Schultz Law does not charge you any uplift fees as we believe that a fee structure must be transparent, certain and no more than a fair sum. Our client’s interests come first.
Cap on costs
In Queensland, legislation imposes a statutory cap on the fees that can be charged by a law firm in speculative claims of 50% of the net settlement or judgement sum (after deducting refunds and outlays). This is the cap that many, if not most firms apply in their cost agreements with clients. At Travis Schultz Law we believe that applying any cap should be a rare exception because as a rule, legal costs should be proportionate, and the Claimant should be the primary beneficiary of a settlement or award of damages. At Travis Schultz Law we offer the reassurance of a low cap – a guarantee that our fees will never exceed a third of the net settlement sum or award. Because it’s got to be fair!
Easing the burden of outlay costs
Outlays are the fees or charges of external third party suppliers which are necessarily incurred in running your case. They include items like court filing fees, barrister’s fees, report costs, transcript expenses or search fees to government agencies.
At Travis Schultz Law we take a different approach from most other law firms in this sector, by removing the burden from our clients and paying these as they occur and not even asking our clients to pay any interest charges or other fees for doing so.
At the end of your matter, we simply include the expenses on our final account. Some of our competitors resort to having their clients sign up to expensive litigation lending arrangements to defray the cost to the firm, but not at Travis Schultz Law. No outlays to pay, no interest charges, and no complex litigation lending documents to sign. There’s peace of mind.