In litigation, we emphasize getting results, and getting them as quickly as possible.
Those aren’t just empty words: that philosophy tends to be reflected in how we are paid in litigation. That means that we rarely bill hourly, because when a lawyer gets paid hourly for litigation, they are rewarded for taking longer to bring a file to its conclusion!
Generally speaking, in litigation matters, Kevin and James focus on money related matters in the broad sense, such as real estate disputes (for example, where a purchaser refuses to complete on a purchase of a house), estate litigation (e.g. where a person has been disinherited, or funds have been stolen from the estate), debt collection (Kevin’s original area of expertise), and contract disputes (e.g. construction disputes and builder’s lien disputes). Kevin and James do not get involved in car accidents or family law litigation.
Because Kevin and James typically work together on litigation files, you get the benefit of both the solicitor’s and the litigator’s perspectives which increases your chances of winning.
We are often open to contingency fee arrangements (where we only get paid when you get paid, and if you don’t get paid, then we don’t either). You then know that our incentives are aligned with yours. We are also open to being paid for finishing a stage of a case, which again emphasizes moving the file to a conclusion (in this type of arrangement, legal fees are payable regardless of the outcome of the file, but the amount may be depend on the outcome achieved). And yes, we are open to being paid hourly, though most of our clients prefer to pay us for results.
To get a flavour of what we do, take a look at a sampling of some of the cases that we have done over the years below. All cases noted are files where Kevin and James worked together unless specifically noted otherwise. We have a short summary of the case, as well as a link to the judgment itself.