Lalande Employment Lawyers considers a client referral one of the highest compliments one lawyer can pay to another. We welcome the opportunity to co-counsel, joint venture, or assume the representation of clients. Our role may be trial based, extensive or limited, depending on the case and what you would like us to do.
Matt Lalande has been litigating disability cases since 2003. Over the past 17 years, he has litigated against most disability insurance companies in Canada including Sunlife, Great West Life, Canada Life, RBC and many others. He has successfully resolved hundreds of disability claims for claimants who have been wrongfully denied or cut off their long-term disability benefits.
Our firm as the experience and resources to litigate disability claims of all types, at any stage of disability. Instead of investing your own time and funds, we can assist with the litigation, trial and costs of running a disability file. We have extensive resources to litigate disability cases and we have experts (doctors, specialists, business valuators, life care planners, vocational experts, accountants etc.) in place to work with us on all our disability files.
If you refer disability case to our firm, expect great representation, and expect the payment of maximum referral fees allowed by the LSO. We respect our friends who refer us cases.
Lalande Employment Lawyers welcomes referrals from local unions. We have been working with locals in the Hamilton and GTA area for many years. If you are a Union that it does not want to litigate one of your members disability cases or trials, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to assist with the litigation.
The Law Society of Upper Canada imposes certain rules and regulations on to whom and how much a referral fee can be paid. A referral fee can only be paid by a lawyer to a lawyer. Secondly, the lawyer or paralegal receiving the referral must have the expertise and ability to handle the matter.
A referral fee cannot exceed 15 percent of the fees paid to the lawyer who received the referral for the first $50,000 of such fees for the matter and 5 percent of any additional fees for the matter up to a maximum referral fee of $25,000?and this fee must not increase the total amount of fee payable by the client.
In addition, up-front referral fees are not permitted. A referral fee may only be paid after the lawyer who has received the referral has received payment of his or her fees. For more information, see Section 3.6 of the Law Society?s Rules of Professional Conduct.
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