The most cost-effective way to obtain preliminary legal advice is through our fixed fee advice service which costs $500 (all inclusive). In general, by the end of our Fixed Fee Advice Service you will know:
- Answers to your legal questions;
- Your causes of action: the legal claims you may be able to make;
- The strength of your claims;
- Your courses of action: the best strategy to pursue your claims;
- What further work (if any) is required to progress your matter; and
- The cost of any further work (if any).
If your matter is more complicated or you require ongoing services from us we will provide fee estimates based on our hourly rates, or in some cases fixed fee options. You will need to sign a costs agreement with us and we will provide you with an estimate for each new piece of work. We provide upfront and clear information on fees, which are explained in advance. You will also need to place funds on trust to cover your ongoing work.
We require all our clients to place funds on trust to cover ongoing work. If you have engaged us for a fixed fee advice session, you will receive a tax receipt following your meeting with us. If you are an ongoing client, we will provide you with regular bills setting out the work we have completed and the time spent on your matter. We will then transfer the funds you have placed on trust to pay for your legal services. We will provide you with clear information about expected costs for each piece of work and obtain your instructions to proceed before starting new work.
We offer a full range of options for clients including retainers, fixed fee services and subscription services suited to your needs. Quotes for services are available upon request. If you’d prefer to retain our services or you need legal representation on an ad hoc or hourly basis, we can also provide services in this way.
Your first contact with us will likely be via a phone call with one of our team to obtain some preliminary information about your matter. During that call, we aim obtain sufficient information to determine whether we can assist you, provide fee estimates or quotes, and consider what service will best suit your needs. We will not provide you with specific legal advice until we have had the opportunity to take full instructions and to consider your matter.
Clients often appreciate the speed and cost effectiveness of our fixed fee consult to get advice on the causes and courses of action available to them and their prospects of success in a disputed matter.
Mark and Jessie from MDC Legal were incredibly professional and dealt with my case compassionately. I had a great result and I thank the whole team for everything that they did. Five stars from me!
Most people when they engage the services of a solicitor have to do so because of an unpleasant/ongoing legal matter that needs sound, solid advice and an equitable resolution that won’t resurface in the future. MDC Legal went above and beyond my expectations. Not only did they keep me up to date with regular informed communication, but they also advised me as to the best course of action needed to achieve a favourable outcome for myself with the least amount of stress possible.
Most legal matters do require some investment, but it is money well spent with MDC Legal. Keep in mind that if you want the best, then you have to pay for it- if you pay peanuts, then you will get monkeys!! Joanna Knoth and Noella Silby are a class act. Not only are they a credit to MDC Legal, but they are a positive representation of the legal profession and the community overall. You are in safe, capable hands with MDC Legal and I would not hesitate to recommend them or to utilise their services should a legal matter arise in the future.
MDC legal has assisted myself and my firm in the past with sound legal advice and professional services which has resulted in very positive outcomes, would highly recommend them for any workplace legal issue.
I can confidently recommend their services and have found MDC and their legal team to be professional and considerate. The advice I received was both genuine and realistic resulting in a favourable outcome for myself. Thank you MDC.
What an amazingly talented team I had through my recent trial. Truly a level beyond in professionalism, respect for the law and demonstrated themselves to be a class above the plaintiff in the Supreme court. They went well beyond my expectations, achieving an phenomenal outcome. Superb communication throughout the whole process, with outstanding advice and direction. I could not recommend anyone better than this team for my legal representation. Thank you again so much.
Andrew Beek, Director of WA Bending Pty Ltd.
MDC legal are a highly professional and ethical legal firm. I recently sought their advice and representation in an employment related matter, and engaged the services of Joanna Knoth. MDC Legal and Joanna responded quickly to my initial enquiries and throughout out period of interaction, and were extremely knowledgeable in workplace legislation. Costs were well explained upfront and as my case proceeded so there were no ‘surprises’. They communicated well at all times, explained required processes effectively and ultimately achieved a positive outcome for me as their client. I would highly recommend them as a legal firm and would engage their services again if I had further need for legal advice.
I had a rather difficult legal issue compounded by the fact that a big established law firm was throwing their “family” weight behind the matter.
One letter, with excellent advice and legal clout, from MDC Legal was all it took for this matter to be very favorably resolved.
Four years down the line and this matter has never been an issue again.
Well done MDC Legal!
Joanna and the team at MDC Legal helped me through one of the most difficult periods of my working career to date. They were professional, efficient and effective in helping me achieve a great outcome. They showed great empathy and understanding of my workplace case and I would recommend them to anyone.
I recommend MDC legal to anyone seeking prompt professional advice and assistance with an employment law matter. I have personally been assisted by Mr Mark Cox and have also worked with some of his legal staff and have been really impressed by the depth of assistance and commitment to achieving positive results. If you have an employment matter and want the best value for money in the long run for your hard earned dollars, contact MDC legal and give yourself the best chance possible.
I used MDC Legal upon another lawyer’s recommendation, for an employment contract for my business. Mark, Jessie and Jo are a great team. Their communication is excellent so I knew what stage the project was at every step of the way. Costs are explicitly outlined so there is complete financial transparency. Very happy with the end contract and their services. Will be using them again for further employment law needs for my business.
Mark Cox and the team at MDC Legal assisted me through one of the most difficult periods in my professional career. They were honest, informative, empathic and very experienced. I could not have achieved the positive outcome I did without them. I highly recommend MDC Legal.
As a not-for-profit community legal center, the Mental Health Law Center has appreciated the considered, professional advice and assistance provided by Mark Cox and his team at MDC Legal. Their advice, not only on matters of employment law but also on applying the law to complex employment situations was communicated clearly and without jargon. The advice they provided was relevant, up-to-date and useful in achieving a positive outcome.
The Employee Handbook and Management Guides provided by MDC Legal are extremely useful, not only in preventing employment situations from arising but also in providing quick guidelines to assist in the day to day managing and creating a positive work environment for staff members.