Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if your office can help me?
You may contact our office and speak to one of our lawyers or schedule an appointment to meet with them. Bring in all information (such as documents, pictures, or other materials) that you think may assist the lawyer in determining if we can help you. We can usually advise you at the first meeting if we can help you, what your options may be and what costs you may expect in resolving your problem.
What information do you need when I call you or schedule an appointment?
We need to know who you are, who the other parties involved in your case are, and a brief description of your problem or claim to ensure that we are not in a “conflict of interest” by representing you against an existing or past client of the firm.
Do you provide advice on the telephone?
We generally do not do for a number of reasons. First, it is important to maintain the integrity of the solicitor-client relationship and sometimes telephones are not secure communication devices. Second, we need to ensure that we would not be in a “conflict of interest” by representing you as some persons could portray themselves as someone other than whom they say they are via telephone.
How much does it cost to see a lawyer at your firm?
The cost varies from lawyer to lawyer and you should ask that lawyer prior to scheduling an appointment about how much he or she charges for a consultation. Some services are provided on a flat fee basis while others may be charged on an hourly or contingent fee basis. The fees we charge for your first consultation and thereafter on your file will depend on the nature of your problem, the experience of the lawyer, the complexity of your problem, the time required to resolve your issues, the value of the property or assets involved or the importance of the issues in your case, and the results achieved by our firm.
Can you guarantee the result I want or need?
No person or lawyer can guarantee a result or outcome to a case. We, as lawyers, use our skill, knowledge and experience to guide you through the legal process, represent you to the extent of our abilities and present your case in the best manner possible, however, there are factors too numerous to mention that could or may influence your case that are beyond your control or that of your lawyer to guarantee a particular outcome.
How may I pay you?
At present, we accept cash, personal and certified cheques, mail orders, and Visa or Mastercard credit cards.
Where do you provide legal services?
Although we have permanent offices at Saskatoon and Biggar, our lawyers travel throughout Saskatchewan and in some cases, other provinces, to represent our clients.
What are your office hours?
Please visit our contact page for our office hours and contact details.
How do I maintain in contact with my lawyer?
Our lawyers will ask you how you prefer to keep in contact: by telephone, mail, e-mail or personal meetings. In addition, we will attempt to return your messages as soon as reasonably possible. Sometimes, we are in court, meetings, out of town or away from the office for extended periods of time and are unable to return telephone, e-mail or written messages from clients immediately, however, we strive to return messages to clients within 24 hours wherever possible. For your convenience, our receptionists and secretaries can advise you when we are anticipated to return to the office.