At Hardies Lawyers, we seek to challenge the status quo. We believe the business environment has changed, and so have we.
Our aim is to build sustainable and enduring client relationships. That’s why we make it easy to work with us. Unlike most traditional law firms, we offer flexible, alternative billing arrangements for our clients, including our innovative agreed pricing model where the price is agreed in advance based on what our clients believe the work is worth to them rather than the time we spend on it. We call it Hardies Agreed Pricing.
With Hardies Agreed Pricing you will always know our price before we commence work. No estimates, no ranges, and no hourly rates.
How it works
UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS
We start by offering you a free one hour no obligation consultation. We listen to you carefully and ask the right questions so we fully understand your needs and how we can meet them.
SCOPE OF WORK & PRICE PROPOSAL
We prepare a scope for the work required and propose a price. The price will be a function of the scope of work and the value we deliver through our involvement rather than the time we spend on it.
If together we are satisfied that we can meet your needs, we will ask you to enter into a price agreement with us and make payment in trust.
LET’S GET TO WORK
We do the work for the agreed price. Backed by our service assurance, we are confident you will find that Hardies Agreed Pricing delivers better value and better outcomes.
Value you can’t put a price on
Certainty | Simplicity | Clarity | Assurance
We believe that Hardies Agreed Pricing provides peace of mind through:
CERTAINTY – you know the legal costs upfront so there is no bill shock or unexpected charges.
SIMPLICITY – agreed pricing means no more complicated itemised bills and incremental time charges.
CLARITY – you know what work we are going to do, and our process and timing.
ASSURANCE – as a client-focused law practice, we stand by our service delivery.
In fact, if you believe the quality of our service didn’t meet your expectations, let us know and tell us how you think that should be reflected in the price.
Questions we are often asked
Q - Why Hardies Agreed Pricing?
A - Quite frankly, we would rather spend time helping you achieve your business goals and solve your legal problems than watching the clock and filling out timesheets. Not to mention uncertainty around legal fees leads to unhappy clients. By agreeing on a fixed price upfront, the uncertainty is eliminated.
Q - What if the scope of work changes?
A - We understand circumstances can change, especially with litigation which is often unpredictable. If circumstances change, then just like a building contract we will discuss the changes with you, and prepare a revised scope of work and propose a new price.
Q - Can you give a 100% guaranteed fixed price?
A - In most cases, yes. However, if the scope of work changes, we will always:
explain all the possible scenarios and their likely cost;
agree on a fixed price for each stage; and
guarantee our service delivery to you.