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Judicial Assessments of Lawyers’ Accounts

Our Toronto lawyer is experienced in challenging lawyer bills in court.

Lawyer’s Bill Too High?

We Can Help!

Have you been overcharged by your lawyer? Do you have questions regarding your lawyer’s account? Are your legal fees unreasonable? We may be able to get your lawyer’s account reduced or get some of your already paid legal fees refunded.

Lawyer’s Bill Reduced by 95%

Our client’s previous lawyer received a lawyer’s bill for an outrageous amount of money for a routine civil litigation matter.  Our lawyer, Karen Zvulony, had the previous lawyer’s bill judicially assessed and was successful in having the lawyer’s bill reduced by a whopping $124,000 (95% of the original bill).  See Lawyer’s Bill Reduced by 95% for more information on this winning result.

Disclaimer: Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results, outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

About Karen Zvulony

Toronto Civil Litigation Lawyer

Karen Zvulony is a well known Toronto civil litigation lawyer.  An experienced advocate, Karen has many years experience in helping clients who want to challenge their lawyer’s bill. She has experience in the following:

  • Obtaining a Notice of Appointment and Order for Assessment from the Registrar
  • Attend Preliminary Appointments at the Assessment Office
  • Representation at Assessment Hearings
  • Applications in the Superior Court to obtain an Order for assessment
  • Challenging the Assessment Officer’s Decision by bringing a motion to oppose confirmation of the Report and Certificate of Assessment
  • Motions/Applications to the Superior Court where special circumstances exist
  • Motions/Applications to the Superior Court where the retainer is in dispute
  • Applications to have a court direct a reference for an assessment

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Relevant Factors in Assessing a Lawyer’s Bill

In reviewing the lawyer’s bill and determining the appropriateness of fees, the following factors will be considered:

  • The time expended by the lawyer;
  • The legal complexity of the matters to be dealt with;
  • The degree of responsibility assumed by the lawyer;
  • The monetary value of the matters in issue;
  • The importance of the matter to the client;
  • The degree of skill and competence demonstrated by the lawyer;
  • The results achieved;
  • The ability of the client to pay; and
  • The client’s expectation as to the amount of the fee.

If you have a question about the reasonableness of your lawyer’s bill then feel free to fill out the form below for a consultation and we will contact you shortly to set up a consultation.  Karen Zvulony does not give free legal advice but she offers a special rate of $149 for the first thirty minutes of consultation.

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