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Can an Attorney charge you for phone calls he receives from you? If yes should he not inform you that he will invoice you a set amount per phone calls received?

~ JACQUES Yes, an Attorney may raise a charge for calls received from you. Depending on the nature of the matter, various prescribed tariffs will apply eg. for a High Court matter there is a prescribed tariff and for a Lower Court matter a different tariff. Should the Attorney wish to apply a tariff other than is prescribed, then, in that instance, he is obliged to advise and agree that alternate tariff with you.