Mason Mia & Associates, Solicitors & Advocates, Bathurst.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU:

We will conduct your matter in accordance with the Law Society of NSW Statement of Ethics:

WE ACKNOWLEDGE the role of our profession in serving our community in the administration of justice. We recognise that the law should protect the rights and freedoms of members of society. We understand that we are responsible to our community to observe high standards of conduct and behaviour when we perform our duties to the courts, our clients and our fellow practitioners.

OUR CONDUCT and behaviour should reflect the character we aspire to have as a profession.

THIS MEANS that as individuals engaged in the profession and as a profession:

  • We primarily serve the interests of justice.
  • We act competently and diligently in the service of our client
  • We advance our clients' interests above our own.
  • We act confidentially and in the protection of all client information.
  • We act together for the mutual benefit of our profession.
  • We avoid any conflict of interest and duties.
  • We observe strictly our duty to the Court of which we are officers to ensure the proper and efficient administration of justice.
  • We seek to maintain the highest standards of integrity, honesty and fairness in all our dealings.

(Proclaimed by the Council of the Law Society of New South Wales 11 December 2003)

OUR SERVICES - PROFESSIONAL, PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL

We will maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding all aspects of matter and provide you with professional service from an experienced practitioner.

WE WANT TO KEEP YOU INFORMED

Once we have received your instructions, we will keep you informed on the progress of your matter on a regular basis, either in writing or by a telephone call from this office.

Also, as the need arises, we will forward copies of relevant correspondence and documents to you.

YOUR LOCAL LAW FIRM IS OPEN FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm.

If required, appointments can be made outside normal business hours and if necessary we are able to come to your home or aged care facility

THE COST OF THE SERVICE

Conveyancing & Probate – You will be charged at a fixed professional fee or you will be given an accurate quote for your transaction.

Company, Commercial & Litigation - The fee is based on the professional time necessary to handle your matter.  We can advise on the hourly rate to be charged and any likely out-of-pocket expenses.

Fee Quotations - a written estimate will be provided upon request.

Out-of-Pocket Expenses - We require these to be paid in advance in all matters.

Fees on Account and Payment of Fees – Up front Payments  will be required to begin your legal matter as well as from time-to-time, as discussed, for commercial matters and court cases including family law and criminal law matters. We require all accounts and any outstanding fees to be paid within 14 days of billing.

Trust Accounts- How They Operate –Briefly, it is the policy of this firm to pay all money received (other than funds in payment of an already rendered account) into our Trust Account. This account is viewed regularly by the Law Society of NSW Trust Account Inspectors and is subject to the stringent controls of the Legal Profession Act 2004.