These terms and conditions govern the relationship between McNally Jones Staff (the “Firm”) and its clients. By using the Firm’s services, clients agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
2. Legal Services
McNally Jones Staff provides a range of legal services, including but not limited to:
- Legal advice
- Representation in court
- Negotiation of contracts
- Drafting of legal documents
- Wills and estates
McNally Jones Staff will provide services in a timely and professional manner. The Firm will keep clients informed of the progress of their matter and will advise clients of any changes in the law that may affect their matter.
3. Fees and Costs
McNally Jones Staff fees and costs are based on the following factors:
- The nature and complexity of the matter;
- The experience and skill of the lawyer or lawyers involved;
- The time spent on the matter;
- The value of the matter to the client.
McNally Jones Staff will provide clients with a written estimate of fees and costs before commencing any work. McNally Jones Staff will not charge clients for any work that is not authorised by the client.
4. Payment Terms
Clients are required to pay the Firm’s fees and costs as follows:
- For work that is completed on a time and materials basis, clients will be invoiced monthly;
- For work that is completed on a fixed fee basis, clients will be required to pay the full fee in advance.
McNally Jones Staff will maintain the confidentiality of all client information. The Firm will not disclose any client information to any third party without the client’s consent.
6. Conflict of Interest
McNally Jones Staff will not represent a client in a matter where there is a conflict of interest. A conflict of interest exists when the Firm represents two or more clients with conflicting interests.
Clients may terminate their relationship with the Firm at any time. The Firm may terminate its relationship with a client for any of the following reasons:
- The client fails to pay the Firm’s fees and costs;
- The client is disruptive or abusive to the Firm’s staff;
- The client’s matter is frivolous or vexatious;
- The Firm has a conflict of interest.
8. Limitation of Liability
The Firm’s liability to clients is limited to the amount of fees and costs that the client has paid to the Firm. The Firm is not liable for any consequential or indirect losses that a client may suffer.
9. Governing Law
These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia.
10. Entire Agreement
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between the Firm and its clients. Any prior agreements or representations are superseded by these terms and conditions.
No waiver of any provision of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both the Firm and the client.
If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be severed from these terms and conditions and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.