Mountains Lawyers has been providing high quality cost effective legal advice and services to companies and business owners for 15 years
“In House Legal Services” for small to medium enterprises “outsourced” to Mountains Lawyers for cost effectiveness.
STRATEGY: The strategy is based on assessing the level of legal services your business is likely to require or would most benefit from over the ensuing 12 months. This assessment is based on a matrix of type of legal services to be covered (complexity level) and the frequency of coverage (per week; per fortnight; or per month).
Complexity determines our assessment of the split of paralegal/junior lawyer/senior lawyer time allocation appropriate to most efficiently and cost effectively cover the legal service requirements for your business.
Frequency is your assessment of whether your business requires one day per week; per fortnight; or per month of our legal services dedicated to your business’ legal requirements.
Your assessment of frequency also determines the rate of discount we can reasonably apply to charge out rates (the greater the frequency we are actively involved in supplying our services to your business the greater discount we can reasonably apply to our charge rates).
The table below is an indication of legal services Mountains Lawyers typically provides to business clients categorised according to our assessment of complexity/level of experience of legal staff required to most cost effectively carry out the tasks.
|Debt Management:||Court Proceedings:||Commercial Disputes:|
|Credit Reports||Means Enquiries||Negotiation/mediation|
|ASIC searches||Trial Conferences||Offers of Compromise|
|Letters of Demand||Review and Drafting:|
|Commercial Docs||Corporate Law:|
|Court Procedures:||Terms & Conditions||Director Disputes|
|Statutory Demands||Lease Agreements||Shareholder actions|
|Court Claims||Loan Agreements||Shareholder Agreements|
|Default Judgements||Succession Planning|
|Seizure & Sale Orders||Drafting/Review||Voluntary Administrations|
|Security Registrations:||Letters –||Liquidations|
|Personal Property||Engagement||Trust Law|
|Act Register||Performance||Advice/ deeds & amendments|
|OH & S Compliance|
We have applied reductions according to frequency of services to rates (incl. GST) as set by the Legal Profession of Western Australia Solicitors Cost Report 2014 as follows:
30% Reduction on Daily Rate
20% Reduction on Daily Rate
10% Reduction on Daily Rate
Example: Refer to the statistics provided on the following page (extracted from a retainer with an existing client over an 11 month period)
Mountains Lawyers recovered and returned to the client $309,798 from instructions to recover principal debts totalling $292,828. The additional $17,000 represented recovery of legal fees and interest. The client subsequently cancelled his debtor insurance, saving an additional $50,000 per annum. Ultimately the client achieved the advantage of the equivalent of our new Legal Solutions 4 Business Gold coverage at absolutely no cost *
*Offsetting the expense saved from cancelling the debtor insurance coverage.