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Kaimai Law Katikati
Standard Terms of Engagement

Terms of Engagement

1 How does the Firm charge?

The Firms fees are charged in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the New Zealand Law Society. In fixing the fee the Firm is required to take account of the following matters:

2 How are my instructions dealt with?

3 Can I request an estimate of fees?

4 When will I be billed?

5 What other costs am I likely to incur?

6. When do I have to pay your invoice?

7. What if I can’t pay on time?

8. Making Electronic/Internet Payments

8. What happens with my file and any deed held by you?

9. General

10. Computer Software

Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers of the New Zealand Law Society ("Law Society")

1 Fees:

The basis on which fees will be charged is set out in our Standard Terms of Engagement.
When and how payment of fees is to be made is also set out in our Standard Terms of Engagement.

2 Professional Indemnity Insurance:

We hold professional indemnity insurance that meets or exceeds the minimum standards specified by the Law Society. We will provide you with particulars of the minimum standards upon request.

3 Lawyers' Fidelity Fund:

The Law Society maintains the Lawyers' Fidelity Fund for the purpose of providing clients of lawyers with protection against pecuniary loss arising from theft by lawyers. The maximum amount payable by the Fidelity Fund by way of compensation to an individual claimant is limited to $100,000. Except in certain circumstances specified in the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, the Fidelity Fund does not cover a client for any loss relating to money that a lawyer is instructed to invest on behalf of the client.

4 Complaints:

We maintain a procedure for handling any complaints by clients, designed to ensure that a complaint is dealt with promptly and fairly.

If you have a complaint about our services or charges, you may refer your complaint to the person in our firm who has overall responsibility for your work.

If you do not wish to refer your complaint to that person, or you are not satisfied with that person’s response to your complaint, you may refer your complaint to Kit Robbins, Solicitor, Kaimai Law Katikati.

He may be contacted as follows:

The Law Society operates the Lawyers Complaints Service and you are able to make a complaint to that service. To do so you should contact the Law Society as follows: Lawyers Complaints Service, PO Box 5041, Wellington 6140 or phone 0800 261 801 or email: complaints@lawsociety.org.nz

5 Persons Responsible for the Work:

The names of the person or persons who will have the general carriage of or overall responsibility for the services we provide for you are set out in our letter of engagement.

6 Client Care and Service:

The Law Society client care and service information is set out below.

Whatever legal services your lawyer is providing, he or she must:

The obligations lawyers owe to clients are described in the Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers. Those obligations are subject to other overriding duties, including duties to the courts and to the justice system. If you have any questions, please visit www.lawsociety.org.nz or call 0800 261 801.

7 Anti-Money Laundering & Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009

8 Limitations on extent of our Obligations or Liability