Contracts, Commercial Law & Commercial Litigation Lawyers of Perth & Fremantle
Welcome to Aherns Lawyers Perth and Fremantle, Western Australia.
We are a Western Australian Law firm specialising in contract advice and preparation, contract disputes, commercial advice and litigation, dispute resolution, insolvency/liquidations/winding up companies, debt recovery, building and construction and property disputes.
We deliver practical cost effective legal advice. Our clients include companies of all sizes. We represent a financial institution, businesses and individuals requiring specialist commercial advice. Our rates are extremely competitive compared to the rates charged by other commercial law firms.
Our hourly rates are fixed at $240 to $420 per hour depending on the complexity of the case. For complex commercial litigation our hourly rates are highly competitive compared to other litigation firms. Our rates are generally 20% lower than most Commercial Litigation Law Firms.
The Cost of Civil Litigation
The most difficult issue to nail in civil litigation is its cost.
We provide fixed prices for letters of advice, letters of demand, summonses, bankruptcy notices and winding up applications.
Not many Western Australian Law Firms explain their hourly rates up front in their websites. A large problem in litigation is over servicing by lawyers. We have experienced law clerks who can complete many tasks under supervision at a significantly lower cost. Having too many staff working on files can cause over servicing and over-charging.
Cost effectiveness in Commercial Litigation arises from specialisation. Best practice dictates there must be prompt assessment of tasks and having the right staff do them. Things must be done once and done correctly. Many litigation tasks can and should be done by specialised law clerks at lower hourly rates than lawyers.
Supreme, District and Federal Court Litigation
As a Western Australian Commercial Law Firm, we have proven expertise in handling the most complex commercial litigation in the Western Australian Supreme, District and Federal Courts and we handle litigation and debt recovery matters for companies and businesses from all over Australia and internationally.
Magistrates Court and State Administrative Tribunal
We handle matters in the Western Australian Magistrates Courts and State Administrative Tribunal. More information can be found on the Magistrates Court system together with an overview of the State Administrative Tribunal on our Newsletters Page.
Not All Law Firms Are The Same
Some Perth law firms have self-indulgent websites that make it difficult for clients to decide whether it is an exercise in bragging or in conveying real information. Very few websites explain how the best legal minds are engaged by the firm to conduct their trials and to advise on complex matters. There is no mention of hourly rates or whether and how Western Australian Barristers are used and, if not, why their own lawyers are a better option and at what cost.
The practice of commercial litigation is an exercise in skilful judgment and understanding your business. Sometimes the best legal advice can be obtained before a dispute occurs or in its early stages. When contracts are being prepared 90% of the contract is precedent work and 10% involves skilful drafting of important clauses that provide security and protection.