No Summary Judgment for Bradley Allen in their fight against Min Li Wu

By 19 April, 2013 10

Master Harper has shared his thoughts on the efforts of Bradley Allen Lawyers to get summary judgment against Min Li Wu, who has been waving placards about them outside their offices, the courts, and in Garema Place for some years now.

The law firm has not succeeded in their application (dismissed with costs against them). It will be an interesting case going to court now.

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10 Responses to No Summary Judgment for Bradley Allen in their fight against Min Li Wu
#1
liability5:07 pm, 19 Apr 13

From memory I think this was the case where there was a claim against the late husbands superannuation fund on behalf of the daughter, I think it was in relation to a death benefit payment.

Bradley Allen charged a tad over $100,000 for their services. I suspect that this is another one of those cases where people don’t quite appreciate how legal bills can quickly mount up. At, say $400 – $500 an hour it doesn’t take long to rack it up.

#2
dungfungus6:42 pm, 19 Apr 13

liability said :

From memory I think this was the case where there was a claim against the late husbands superannuation fund on behalf of the daughter, I think it was in relation to a death benefit payment.

Bradley Allen charged a tad over $100,000 for their services. I suspect that this is another one of those cases where people don’t quite appreciate how legal bills can quickly mount up. At, say $400 – $500 an hour it doesn’t take long to rack it up.

Has the bill been taxed?

#3
banco8:08 pm, 19 Apr 13

Anyone familiar with the Law Society would know you’re wasting your time 90% of the time complaining to them whatever the merits of the claim might be so I’m unsurprised disgruntled former clients were turn to more direct methods.

#4
liability8:41 pm, 19 Apr 13

In answer to dungfungus, yes the bill was taxed.

For those not familiar with our legal system, “taxed” means that the bill was independently assessed by an appropriately qualified person and found to be in accordance with normal billing standards, i.e. the bill was reasonable. If you think you have been overcharged by your lawyer you can have the bill “taxed” to make sure that it is reasonable, although what is reasonable is always open to debate.

If you have ever seen an itemised account from a lawyer, they are pretty good at covering their tracks, and will bill for every single thing that they can think of.

#5
deepsouf5:36 am, 20 Apr 13

liability said :

Bradley Allen charged a tad over $100,000 for their services. I suspect that this is another one of those cases where people don’t quite appreciate how legal bills can quickly mount up. At, say $400 – $500 an hour it doesn’t take long to rack it up.

It takes five weeks of full-time day-in-day-out engagement by a partner to rack that up. This is a little odd. From the description of her claim, it is difficult to understand how it could have possibly taken that much time. Keith was also obliged to estimate his fees to her before commencing work and, given this lady’s fanatical shock, one assumes the estimate was far less than the final bill. Presumably the court will tax the bill when the main proceedings are heard. As johnboy said, interesting stuff.

#6
Blen_Carmichael7:44 am, 20 Apr 13

banco said :

Anyone familiar with the Law Society would know you’re wasting your time 90% of the time complaining to them whatever the merits of the claim might be so I’m unsurprised disgruntled former clients were turn to more direct methods.

Never. The ACT Law Society states on their website:

“The ACT Law Society represents, advances, and defends the interests of an independent legal profession in the ACT. We also protect the public interest in the ACT system of justice through the efficient regulation of the profession in accordance with the Legal Profession Act and the Society’s Rules for Solicitors.”

As you can see, it makes no mention of, first and foremost, defending the interests of its members. These Law Society guys are – well, they’re protecting the public interest. They’re fighting for us, banco.

#7
BimboGeek2:06 pm, 20 Apr 13

Legal fees add up when the other guy keeps them busy. I’ve had fees of $5000 per month so if the case drags out over 2 years that’s already well over $100,000.

Remember that’s only 10 hours a month or a bit over 2 hours a week. Court appearances are around half a day, there’s paperwork and there are people who can just keep talking and refuse to let your lawyer off the phone.

#8
damien haas2:39 pm, 20 Apr 13

Apparently the charge of over $100,000 was 36% of the deceased persons estate.

Just saying.

#9
rosscoact3:28 pm, 20 Apr 13

Wanna bet they are perusing all media (including this one) looking for another pay day?

#10
bundah4:11 pm, 20 Apr 13

damien haas said :

Apparently the charge of over $100,000 was 36% of the deceased persons estate.

Just saying.

That’s a very impressive earner for the lawyers and no doubt they’re worth every cent,just ask them for they’ve never heard of the word rip-off.

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