Brisbane Criminal Lawyers

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OUR FEES

We charge an agreed fixed fee for most matters.   We will quote a fixed fee using the scale of fees below.  We do not charge a one size fits all fixed fee. Every case is different, some require less work and some more.  We only charge for the work required

The scale of fees does not apply to complex matters for which we need to tailor the appropriate costs.

All fees are inclusive of GST.

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Magistrates Court – Sentence Proceedings

Work Range Usual fee
Simple matter, no adjournment. $660.00 – $1,100.00 $880.00
Simple matter, 1 adjournment. $990.00 – $1,320.00 $1,100.00
Standard matter, no adjournment. $1,100.00 – $1,430.00 $1,320.00
Standard matter, 1 adjournment. $1,320.00 – $1,760.00 $1,540.00
Lengthy plea, up to 2 adjournments. $2,420.00 – $4,400.00 $3,300.00
Draft and send submission. $220.00 – $660.00 $330.00
Additional mention and associated work. $385.00

Magistrates Court – Defended Matters

Work Range Usual fee
Receive and consider brief, obtain your instructions, advise merits and case strategy,

and appear on up to 2 mentions.

$1,430.00 – $4,400.00 $2,200.00
Hearing – Appearance. Full day: $2,200.00*

Half day: $1,430.00*

$2,200.00
Alternatively, appear on plea of guilty if instructed. $550.00 – $1,870.00 $770.00
Additional preparation (complex matters). Full day: $2,200.00*

Half day: $1,430.00*

Draft and send submission. $330.00 – $770.00 $440.00
Additional mention and associated work. $495.00

Magistrates Court – Licence Applications

Work Range Usual fee
Drink driving plea and S87 work licence application, 1 adjournment. $1,540.00 – $2,000.00 $1,760.00
Application for special hardship licence following licence suspension. $1,320.00 – $1,760.00 $1,430.00
Application to set aside disqualification in excess of 2 years. $1,430.00 – $1,980.00 $1,650.00

Magistrates Court – Committal Proceedings

Work Range Usual fee
Receive and consider brief of evidence, obtain your instructions, advise merits

and case strategy and prepare Registry Committal including up to 3 mentions.

$2,200.00 – $5,500.00 $3,300.00
Application to Cross-examine witnesses and appearance on hearing. $2,200.00 – $6,600.00 $3,850.00
Committal Hearing – cross-examination of witnesses. Full day: $2,200.00*

Half day: $1,430.00*

Draft and send submission. $330.00 – $770.00 $440.00
Additional mention and associated work $495.00

District Court – Appeals from the Magistrates Court

Work Range Usual fee
Sentence appeal. $2,750.00- $5,500.00 $3,850.00
Conviction appeal. $3,300.00 – $6,600.00 $4,950.00

District and Supreme Court – Sentence Proceedings

Work Range Usual fee
Solicitor Advocate – prepare and appear including one mention. $3,300.00 – $8,800.00 $4,950.00
Solicitor Advocate – additional hearing date. $660.00 – $2,420.00 $1,650.00
Barrister instructed – prepare and appear including one mention.[barrister’s fees not included] $2,750.00 – $7,700.00 $3,300.00
Additional mention and associated work. $495.00
Draft and send submission. $330.00 – $880.00 $495.00

District and Supreme Court – Trial Proceedings

Work Range Usual fee
Barrister instructed – prepare and appear including one mention.[barrister’s fees not included] $3,300.00 each day*
Additional mention and associated work. $495.00
Draft and send submission. $440.00 – $1,320.00 $550.00

Total fee will be quoted for the number of day’s work required.

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Cavanagh Gillies Criminal Lawyers

Book a Complimentary Consultation with an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law

OUR FEES

We charge an agreed fixed fee for most matters.   We will quote a fixed fee using the scale of fees below.  We do not charge a one size fits all fixed fee. Every case is different, some require less work and some more.  We only charge for the work required

The scale of fees does not apply to complex matters for which we need to tailor the appropriate costs. 

All fees are inclusive of GST.

Magistrates Court – Sentence Proceedings

Simple matter, no adjournment

Range: $660.00 – $1,100.00

Usual Fee:  $880.00

Simple matter, 1 adjournment

Range: $990.00 – $1,320.00

Usual Fee:  $1,100.00

Standard matter, no adjournment

Range: $1,100.00 – 1,430.00

Usual Fee:  $1,320.00

Standard matter, 1 adjournment

Range: $1,320.00 – 1,760.00

Usual Fee:  $1,540.00

Lengthy Plea, up to 2 adjournments

Range: $2,420.00 – $4,400.00

Usual Fee:  $3,300.00

Draft and Send Submission

Range: $220.00 – $660.00

Usual Fee:  $330.00

Additional mention
Usual Fee: $385.00

Magistrates Court – Defended Matters

Consider evidence, obtain your
instructions, advise merits
and case strategy.
Appear on up to 2 mentions.

Range: $1,430.00 – $4,400.00

Usual Fee:  $2,200.00

Hearing – Appearance

Full Day: $2,200.00

Half Day:  $1,430.00

Appearance on Plea if Instructed

Range: $1,320.00 – 1,760.00

Usual Fee:  $1,540.00

Additional preparation
(complex matters)

Full Day: $2,200.00

Half Day:  $1,430.00

Draft and Send Submission

Range: $330.00 – 770.00

Usual Fee:  $440.00

Additional mention and
associated work
Usual Fee: $495.00

Magistrates Court – Licence Applications

Drink driving plea,
S87 work licence 
1 adjournment

Range: $1,4300.00 – $2,200.00

Usual Fee:  $1,760.00

Licence Suspension
Application for special
hardship licence 

Range: $1,210.00 – $1,760.00

Usual Fee:  $1,430.00

Set aside disqualification
(2 years or more)

Range: $1,430.00 – 1,980.00

Usual Fee:  $1,650.00

Magistrates Court – Committal Proceedings

 Consider brief of evidence
Obtain your instructions
Advise merits and 
strategy
Prepare Registry Committal
Up to 3 mentions.

Range: $2,200.00 – $5,500.00

Usual Fee:  $3,300.00

Application to Cross-examine
Appearance on application

Range: $2,200.00 – $6,600.00

Usual Fee:  $3,850.00

Committal Hearing
Cross-examination of witnesses.

Full Day: $2,200.00

Half Day:  $1,430.00

Additional preparation
(complex matters)

Full Day: $2,200.00

Half Day:  $1,430.00

Draft and Send Submission

Range: $330.00 – 770.00

Usual Fee:  $440.00

Additional mention and
associated work
Usual Fee: $495.00

District Court – Appeals from the Magistrates Court

Sentence Appeal
Prepare written material
and appearance

Range: $2,750.00 – $5,500.00

Usual Fee:  $3,850.00

Conviction Appeal
Prepare written material
and appearance

Range: $3,300.00 – $6,600.00

Usual Fee:  $4,950.00

District and Supreme Court – Sentence Proceedings

 Solicitor Advocate
Prepare and Appear
One mention.

Range: $3,300.00 – $8,800.00

Usual Fee:  $4,950.00

Solicitor Advocate
Additional Hearing Date

Range: $660.00 – $2,420.00

Usual Fee:  $1,650.00

Barrister Instructed
Prepare and Appear

Range: $2,750.00 – $7,700.00

Usual Fee:  $3,300.00

[plus barrister’s fee]

Additional preparation
(complex matters)

Full Day: $2,200.00

Half Day:  $1,430.00

Draft and Send Submission

Range: $330.00 – $880.00

Usual Fee:  $495.00

Additional mention and
associated work
Usual Fee: $495.00

District and Supreme Court – Trial Proceedings

Barrister Instructed
Prepare and Appear
Up to 2 mentions

Each Full Day: $2,200.00

Each Half Day:  $1,430.00

[plus barrister’s fee]

Full Day: $2,200.00

Half Day:  $1,430.00

Draft and Send Submission

Range: $440.00 – $1,320.00

Usual Fee:  $550.00

Additional mention and
associated work
Usual Fee: $495.00

Total fee will be quoted for the number of day’s work required.

book a complimentary initial consultation with an accredited specialist