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Fees rising before downturn - 2020 Legal Fees Survey

Lawyers report a continued rise in legal fees and sophisticated client expectations that demand communication and transparency

Fees rising before downturn - 2020 Legal Fees Survey

Canadian Lawyer’s 2020 Legal Fees survey, in the market before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, shows a continuation of the trend in recent years of slight fee increases, year over year. Lawyers told Canadian Lawyer that clients also continue to grow in sophistication, a double-edged sword that has resulted in demand for alternative fee arrangements and some unreasonable expectations fuelled by the online “do-it-yourself” market.

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