ABOUT BALFOUR MEAGHER AND WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
Balfour Meagher provides top tier-quality legal work and business advice delivered directly by highly experienced, personable senior lawyers.
We are not your standard, ‘real-world’ inexperienced lawyers e.g. only from being University Student > Law Clerk > Lawyer. We’re substantially experienced with backgrounds as: Business Owners, Public Company Directors, IT Operations Managers, Legal Executives, In-house Counsel as well as Law Firm Principals.
BALFOUR MEAGHER’S VALUE PROPOSITION FOR OUR CLIENTS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS
At Balfour Meagher we use our significant knowledge, experience and modern technology (without overly expensive offices and staffing) to deliver cost-effective legal solutions, business advice and results for all our clients.
Most clients don’t ever want to go to court. We proactively work to help our clients avoid this by providing smart legal solutions and seeking a satisfactory, cost-effective resolution as soon possible in any contentious matter.
As proactive lawyers and business advisors, we are able to promptly deliver a fit-for-purpose service with innovative and value-based fee arrangements.
HOW WE LIKE TO MAKE OURSELVES AVAILABLE FOR YOU
We also offer the benefit that may exist for us to visit your business premises, your home (especially for personal or private matters such Estate Planning) and facilitating video-conferences through Skype. We of course traditional meetings at our office with easy, adjacent street-parking. You can also conveniently arrange these through our online ‘Bookings’ system.
HOW YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY BENEFIT FROM CONTACTING BALFOUR MEAGHER
Unlike most older-style firms, we don’t charge for ‘travelling’ to clients in the metro area and for all our country and regional clients subject to a pre-agreed, only at-cost charge. In fact, unlike most of our contemporary colleagues, we don’t impose a unit-charge for sundries and office expenses like photocopying, printing, scanning, phone call charges etc.
Balfour Meagher understands the importance of certainty with your legal-services’ needs and financial budgets.
Therefore we are usually very happy to:
- Initially discuss with you or your clients (via either: a no-charge 15-minute meeting, over the phone or by email) your particular matter’s requirements and specific aspects
- Then provide you, up-front and for no initial charge, with a fixed fee estimate of charges with our:
- Preliminary comments & recommendations; plus
- a detailed proposed scope of works with bespoke solutions (in agreed phases and stages , which are easy to understand).
This is much better than simply a lawyer quoting you for a ‘standard‘ document* or just their hourly rate for advice that can, in a number of instances if not properly understood, simply ‘reward’ inefficiency and/or inexperience.
The other good thing is we’re extremely good listeners and communicators.
So unlike some of our contemporaries as lawyers and, in particular, some of the *modern, online electronic/automatic legal document ‘services’, we as very experienced advisors who know how to adapt each client’s unique business and personal particularities. We understand that, just like no 2 human beings are the same, you most probably actually need advice first as your discrete matters are likely to have unique aspects and requirements.
Balfour Meagher aims to be your integrated, long-term trusted advisors by, not only providing excellent advice and documentation but also value-adding with other complementary services for all our clients that are available:
- A regular newsletter with insightful and practical legal articles,
- In-house legal and business compliance training & risk management seminars
- Documents ‘safe custody’ service
- Extensive networking, introductions and cross-referral services.