So, like many other entrepreneurs you have an idea, then proceed to call a lawyer and because you’re so excited, you pay the lawyer whatever “retainer” they want – then at the end of the month when you final invoice or statement of accounts arrives all you can say to yourself is what the %&%* is this.
Did they really charge me for this? They charged me for that, I can’t believe they charged me to ask them for a quote! I’m never using these guys again and I’m going to tell all my friends too.
Now, you feel you have been overcharged for legal work. Well you have come to the right place, there is actually something that you can do about the lawyers bill – it’s called “Taxation” and it’s ran by the provincial government and courts system.
Lawyer’s bill too high? Welcome to the taxation courts where you can file a dispute and potentially have the lawyer’s bill reduced or even thrown out. If you have already paid the bill, you have up to 6 months in some cases to get the money back still!