Once we assess your legal needs, taking into account factors such as the stage of the proceeding/negotiations, the amount at issue, the complexity of the litigation or commercial deal, the risk in proceeding to trial (in the case of litigation), and your expectations, we will present you with options including hourly rate billing, flat fees, staggered fees and/or block fees, success fee and contingency fee arrangements (in the case of litigation). In limited circumstances, only one arrangement may be appropriate.

We will work with you and reevaluate your case and needs as the proceeding progresses, adapting your fee arrangement as needed and desired.

It may not be in its final hour, but more and more lawyers are conceding the billable hour is being put in its 'proper place' and is in steady decline.

Canadian Lawyer, Billable hour morphing into
alternative arrangements
, March 30, 2015