This listing details pricing trends and levels within the Queensland planning and environment legal services market. It is compiled on the back of feedback from clients and solicitors practising within these areas.
Pricing levels across both planning and environment sectors have experienced little if any growth over the past year. A reduction in the volume of work going around has seen firms reluctant to escalate pricing.
While many practitioners mane to successfully spread their practice across both of planning and environment the distinction in pricing expectations and levels between these two areas continued to widen. The typically higher leveraged nature of the work and clientele in planning matters sees a sharper focus on hourly rates and the presence of a number of smaller and specialist firms only extends this pressure.
Alternatives to the hourly rate were few and far between. Non-contentious work was subject the usual requirements of either global or stage based fee estimates however generally the requirement to stick to such estimates was less rigid in this area than it is in others. On contentious matters unpredictability saw the hourly rate be the pricing mechanism of choice for both clients and firms alike with the use of blended rates for such matters becoming increasingly common.
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Practice Area Jurisdiction Publication Date Arbitration Australia July 2020 Arbitration Hong Kong July 2020 Arbitration New Zealand July 2020 Arbitration Singapore July 2020 Banking & Finance Hong Kong October 2020 Banking & Finance New Zealand October 2020 Banking & Finance NSW October 2020 Banking & Finance Queensland October 2020 Banking & Finance South Australia October 2020 Banking & Finance Victoria October 2020 Banking & Finance Western Australia October 20120 Competition Australia October 2020 Competition Hong Kong October 2020 Construction Hong Kong April 2020 Construction New Zealand April 2020 Construction NSW March 2020 Construction Queensland February 2020 Construction Singapore April 2020 Construction South Australia February 2020 Construction Victoria March 2020 Construction Western Australia February 2020 Corporate British Columbia July 2020 Corporate Hong Kong July 2020 Corporate NSW July 2020 Corporate Queensland February 2020 Corporate Singapore July 2020 Corporate 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Estates & Succession Planning Western Australia September 2020 Family ACT July 2020 Family Alberta September 2020 Family British Columbia September 20120 Family Hong Kong March 2020 Family Manitoba June 2020 Family New Zealand March 2020 Family NSW December 2020 Family Ontario June 2020 Family Oregon June 2020 Family Queensland December 2020 Family Singapore May 2020 Family South Australia July 2020 Family Tasmania July 2020 Family Victoria December 2020 Family Washington March 2020 Family Western Australia July 2020 Health & Aged Care NSW May 2020 Health & Aged Care Queensland May 2020 Health & Aged Care South Australia May 2020 Health & Aged Care Victoria May 2020 Health & Aged Care Western Australia May 2020 Insolvency Hong Kong August 2020 Insolvency New Zealand June 2020 Insolvency NSW July 2020 Insolvency Queensland July 2020 Insolvency Singapore August 2020 Insolvency South Australia July 2020 Insolvency Victoria July 2020 Insolvency Western Australia July 2020 Insurance ACT 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First Nations Law British Columbia March 2020 Maori Law New Zealand March 2020 Planning & Environment British Columbia July 2020 Planning & Environment New Zealand May 2020 Planning & Environment NSW April 2020 Planning & Environment Queensland March 2020 Planning & Environment South Australia March 2020 Planning & Environment Victoria April 2020 Planning & Environment Western Australia March 2020 Real Estate ACT March 2020 Real Estate British Columbia July 2020 Real Estate Hong Kong July 2020 Real Estate New Zealand March 2020 Real Estate NSW March 2020 Real Estate Queensland March 2020 Real Estate Singapore May 2020 Real Estate South Australia March 2020 Real Estate Tasmania March 2020 Real Estate Victoria March 2020 Real Estate Western Australia March 2020 Resources Alberta October 2020 Resources British Columbia October 2020 Resources Hong Kong October 2020 Resources New Zealand October 2020 Resources NSW October 2020 Resources Queensland October 2020 Resources Singapore October 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