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Wednesday’s Video Clip: What is a Limited Scope Retainer?

Written by Russell Alexander ria@russellalexander.com / (905) 655-6335

Wednesday’s Video Clip: What is a Limited Scope Retainer? 

1. What is a Limited Scope Retainer?

2. What are is the client responsible for? 

3. Is a limited scope retainer right for all clients and cases? 

4. Will my case be successful on the limited scope retainer?

5. What happens when my limited scope retainer is over?

A limited scope retainer is a contract for unbundled legal services. It spells out the specific legal services for which the client is retaining a lawyer to complete. The lawyer may charge the client on a block fee or hourly basis. The retainer agreement is tailored to meet the legal needs of each client and is typically completed over a short period of time. Once all tasks in the retainer are completed, the client is required to enter into a new limited scope retainer for further work on the file. You may think of a limited scope retainer as placing an order at an “a la carte” restaurant.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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