Pricing certainty for basic legal matters

We are committed to providing clients with clear and accurate information in relation to fees. Where legal matters are considered by SMR Legal to be basic, a fixed cost fee will be quoted to our client. Otherwise, estimated total legal costs will be calculated on a time basis. These methods of pricing do not include disbursements (other fees, expenses and charges), such as filing fees, search fees, stamp duty, barrister’s fees, etc.

For our fees in relation to caveat removal matters please visit caveatremoval.com.au.

Please also feel free to ask us a question and we will be happy to discuss our rates with you further.

Lawyers’ Fees

Hourly rate (GST excl.)
Accredited Specialist $470
Senior Lawyer $450
Lawyer $360
Legal Executive $330
Clerk $300
Administrative Support $270

Fixed cost legal fees for basic matters

Conveyancing

Fixed fee, plus GST & disbursements
Sale or purchase $1,300
Sale or purchase with water $1,500
Sale of farming enterprise ‘Hourly rate’ as above or fixed fee by agreement

Standard Retail Leases

Fixed fee, plus GST & disbursements
Landlord $1,600
Tenant $1,200
Renewal – Landlord or Tenant $900
Transfer – Landlord or Tenant $600
Other leases ‘Hourly rate’ as above or fixed fee by agreement

Caveat Removal / Withdrawal

Variable fee, plus GST & disbursements
Urgent Removal of Caveat Supreme Court Schedule A
Non-urgent Removal of Caveat ‘Hourly rate’ as above or fixed fee by agreement

Standard Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney & Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker (EPAs)

Hourly rate (GST excl.)
EPAs $400
Standard Will $800
Standard Will and EPAs $1,000
Standard Will for couple $1,200
Standard Will for couple and EPAs $1,500

Probate

Fixed fee, plus GST & disbursements
Standard Estate less than $1 million without shares $2,200
Non-standard Estate ‘Hourly rate’ as above or fixed fee by agreement

Family Law

Fixed fee, plus GST & disbursements
Standard Divorce (no children under 18) $600