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Tucker Carruthers has a proven track record and expertise in all aspects of dispute resolution including litigation, negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why choose our law firm?

Our firm stands out from others for a variety of reasons, not least of which is our devotion to and experience in advocacy for our clients. Our firm has experience in most areas of law, with the exception of criminal law. Our lawyers use a team-based approach so you can rest assured that every attorney at our firm is contributing their cumulative legal skills to a case.

What do you charge?

Lawyers are paid under various fee arrangements which we would be happy to discuss with each client at the time of a consultation. GST is added to all fees.

Hourly fee

On an hourly fee basis, fees are based on an hourly rate for services rendered. We would provide you with a detailed bill showing the work we have done on your case, monthly or at the end of your case. Currently, our hourly rates are set as follows

  • $350.00 per hour for James Tucker;
  • $250.00 per hour for Kyle Carruthers;
  • $200.00 per hour for Michelle Chan;
  • $175.00 per hour for Vida Nelson;
  • $100.00 per hour for certain services performed by a legal assistant;

Please note that we do not charge for personal injury consultations.

Flat fee

We will provide certain types of routine legal services on a flat fee basis, subject to certain circumstances which cause us to increase our fee to reflect the additional time required. Typically, we charge flat fees for the following services: residential purchases and sale, refinances, simple wills, enduring powers of attorney, incorporations, extra territorial registrations, and annual filings for corporations.

We additionally charge clients for all expenses which our firm incurs in the course of a transaction or litigation. This includes, among other things, filing fees, registration fees, search fees and permits.

Please call our office for more information on our flat-fee services.

Other potential fees

A pre-payment (retainer) will often be required in order to begin to process your matter and you will be kept advised as to how that pre-payment is being used. Bills will be sent to you periodically showing your charges and payments.

We try to keep legal fees as reasonable as possible but cannot provide an accurate estimate of how much it will cost to bring a matter to conclusion. There are a variety of factors that may affect cost including the complexity of the matter and the difficulty of the other side. Please feel free to discuss fees with your lawyer.

Contingency fee

Contingency fees are typically applied in personal injury cases. On a contingency fee basis, your legal fees will be based on the amount of recovery we get for you. If we do not recover any money, then there will be no fee to you. Not all cases qualify for the contingency fee.