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If your lawyer's bill is too much or more than you bargained for you can move to have it reduced.IS YOUR LAWYER'S BILL TOO HIGH?

How to Fight Back

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ACT PROMPTLY

TO HAVE THE LAWYER'S BILL ASSESSED.

Generally, you must file a complaint within 30 days of receiving the bill.

FIRST: TALK TO YOUR LAWYER ABOUT REDUCING THE BILL

SECOND: CONTACT YOUR LOCAL  ASSESSMENT OFFICE TO HAVE YOUR BILL REVIEWED.

An Assessment Officer who reviews the bill is usually an official of the  Court in your province.

Contact your local court office to find out how to start and assessment review and hearing of your lawyer's bill. The rules and forms differ from province to province, but the procedure is very simple and easy to follow. It just takes a bit of effort by you.

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