Take a look at the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQs) below, or contact us for a confidential discussion and case evaluation.

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What is the best way to contact Fisher Dore?

You can contact us 24/7 on 1300 557 884, email us on mail@fisherdore.com.au, or submit a confidential enquiry here.

What types of cases does Fisher Dore handle?

We practice in criminal law, compensation and personal injuries law, and migration law. Criminal law and defence covers all matters, from traffic offences and computer crime to murder, drug importation and serious violent offences. We have been involved in some of the state’s largest, most notable and complex trials and we undertake more criminal appeals than anyone else. 

If you are charged with a crime or are being questioned by the police or other law enforcement and have a question about whether you need a lawyer, contact us on 1300 557 884.  For all other matters contact our team for a confidential discussion and case evaluation.

Does Fisher Dore charge hourly rates or fixed fees?

Contact us for a case evaluation and we will explain our fee structure and provide a quote based on the services you require. Most of our clients choose to operate on a fixed-fee basis, although we can work on time-costed if that’s preferred. We are transparent about our fees at all times and offer you the freedom to choose the option that suits you. If fees are subject to change, we discuss this with you first. We ensure our fee disclosures are clear and we’re always happy to explain the breakdown and answer any of your questions.

Can I enter into a payment plan?

Your lawyer will be happy to discuss the option of a payment plan with you.

Do I need a lawyer before talking to the police?

Being suspected of a criminal offence and being spoken to by police or prosecuting agencies can be very stressful. We strongly suggest that you speak with a criminal defence lawyer before speaking to police. Our team can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – call us on 1300 557 884 if police wish to speak to you.

What is the difference between a ‘conviction’ and a ‘no conviction’?

When you are sentenced for an offence, a Judge or Magistrate may have to decide whether or not to record a conviction against you. If a conviction is recorded, it becomes a part of your criminal history. If it is not recorded (a ‘no conviction’) then you may, in some circumstances, deny that you have any criminal history for that offence. There are some exceptions to this, such as when applying for some specific licences or jobs, and you should seek further advice from us if this situation arises.

Will a criminal conviction affect my employment?

A conviction may affect your current employment. It may also affect your future employment or travel. These details form part of your sentencing options; we can discuss the specifics when we meet with you.

I am not an Australian Citizen. Will a criminal conviction affect my visa or residency?

An existing temporary visa may be cancelled, or a visa application may be refused (including an application for permanent residency) if a non-citizen fails to pass the ‘character test’. We can help determine whether you would pass the ‘character test’ when we meet with you.

Should I appeal my sentence or conviction?

If you are questioning the outcome of your conviction or sentence, you should call our office immediately. Strict time limits apply when appealing a sentence or conviction. Our office prides itself on undertaking more criminal appeals than anyone else, and being one of the most successful appellate law firms in Queensland.

Will I lose my driver’s licence?

Depending on the nature of the offence, it is possible that you may lose your driver's licence. If this is important to you and could impact your ability to work or look after your family, we recommend you follow up with our team as soon as possible.

Will I get my property back?

Possibly. Depending on what you are charged with, the police may seize your property. We will consider your charges and provide you with advice regarding your property.

How do I know if I can claim compensation for my injury?

If you have been injured due to the actions or inactions of someone else, it’s important you get the right advice and legal support as soon as possible. Meet with our lawyers for a confidential discussion and case evaluation – there are no obligations to progress with a claim. Our compensation and personal injury experts, led by Steve Herd - Accredited Specialist Personal Injury (Qld), are here to guide you through the process and help you understand your options.

Is it worth consulting a lawyer about my injury?

We understand the pressure and impact an injury or illness can have on you and your family. If you have been injured due to the actions or inactions of someone else, it is important you get the right advice and legal support as soon as possible. Meet with our lawyers for a confidential discussion and case evaluation so you understand your options – there are no obligations to progress with a claim.

Who will contact me about my compensation case?

You will always be contacted by one of our expert lawyers, who specialise in compensation and personal injury law. Our team is led by Steve Herd, an Accredited Specialist - Personal Injury (Qld), who consults on each and every compensation case and oversees the process.

Are there time limits on claims?

Yes, there are strict time limits on most compensations claims, depending on your situation and the type of claim. Contact us to get a better understanding of your options and the time limits that may apply to your claim. 

How long will it take to resolve my claim?

Every case is unique and it is difficult to estimate the length of the claim process until we have spoken to you and gained an understanding of the specifics of your case. There are varying factors that can shorten (or even extend) the process, so the sooner we meet and discuss your case, the better it will be. Remember, there may be strict time limits on your compensation claim, so get in contact with us to speak confidentially with one of our lawyers about your case.

How much will I get for my claim?

Every case is unique and it is difficult to estimate the outcome of a claim until we have spoken to you and understood the factors involved in your case. We know how important it is to know where you stand, so the best way to do this is by meeting with one of our lawyers for a confidential discussion and case evaluation. 

What does ‘no win - no fee’ mean?

‘No win ‐ no fee’ is a costs agreement, where the lawyer agrees not to charge any fees for their services in pursuing the compensation / personal injuries claim, unless and until the client ‘wins’ their case. The lawyer agrees to take the risk that the case might lose, if this happens, the lawyer does not charge any fees. The client agrees to pay the lawyer if the case succeeds, typically, but not always, out of the money recovered from the other party. Generally the law firm is still entitled to recover their outlays, also known as disbursements. These are amounts spent by the law firm in pursuing the claim and include court filing fees, the cost of expert reports and barristers’ fees (where applicable). These specifics should be included in the terms of your costs agreement. For more details, view the Legal Services Commission’s information for consumers or contact us for a confidential discussion and case evaluation.

How much will it cost to make a claim?

Every case is unique, so the best way to understand the costs of your claim will be to meet with us for a case evaluation. Once we understand the specifics of your case, we can provide a quote. We are transparent about our fees at all times and offer you the freedom to choose the option that suits you, either fixed-fee or time-costed.

More Questions?

Should you have other questions or concerns, please contact our office on 1300 557 884, email mail@fisherdore.com.au, or make a confidential enquiry here.


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