- Nov 16, 2014
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No, the fee is not negotiable depending on the means of the client. Counsel's rate is just whatever his or her rate is.
No, the fee is always negotiable. I know this from personal experience. An example is the Ivan Milat trial which was delayed due to wrangles over Legal Aid funding for his Defence Team. The dispute was eventually resolved after a schedule of fees was NEGOTIATED with his Defence. Pro-bono work is another perfect example. This will be my last comment on this thread or this site.