Much as each client and case/matter is unique in itself, every law firm has a unique set of needs and requisites when it comes to legal billing guidelines. While many law firm services can indeed be standardized across industries and regions, when it comes to legal billing, there’s no end to the exceptions to that rule.
Generic American Bar Association billing guidelines provide a helpful start point for many small and mid-sized law firms to begin billing their clients and building client relationships. But as law firms grow and client lists expand and begin to include other law firms and legal services providers, controlling legal spend and avoiding attorney overbilling becomes a matter best left to custom billing guidelines.
Custom billing guidelines offer the flexibility clients need to deal with a range of law firms across different practices, presenting diverse options for paying legal fees. The team at Legal Cost Control can provide assistance in developing these custom billing guidelines, designed to fit each clients unique business profile.
Certain vendors and suppliers may offer favorable alternative fee arrangements. Large and complex legal matters can create significant and diverse cost drivers. Custom billing guidelines facilitate firm’s compliance, and ensure accountability.