I will send you invoices, usually monthly, and on completion of the matter, or on termination of my engagement. My invoices may be sent to you by email.
In addition to my fees incidental office expenses (such as photocopying, printing, binding, telephone and courier charges) may be charged, and these will be included in my invoice to you when the expense is incurred.
If I make any payments or disbursements to third parties on your behalf, you will reimburse me on receipt of my invoice. I may require payment for the disbursements or expenses in advance of the work being completed. Any money required from you in advance for work to be carried out for you will be held in a solicitor’s trust account.
My invoice will include any New Zealand goods and services tax (GST) applicable to the supply of my services to you and any disbursements.
Invoices are payable within the time specified on the invoice (usually 14 days from the date the invoice is sent). Please raise any queries you have about an invoice within seven days of receiving it. Where I do not receive payment by that date, I may charge you interest at the rate of 15% per annum. If you are unable to pay an invoice on time, please contact me to discuss the situation.
All of the invoices are payable in New Zealand dollars, unless agreed otherwise.
Where you and I have agreed that I will address an invoice to another person, you will be liable to pay that invoice if the person does not pay that invoice.
You will be liable for all legal and debt collection expenses that may be incurred in obtaining or attempting to obtain payment of the invoices and for any interest.