Is it normal for lawyers to charge you more if fighting over a higher value?
Is it normal for lawyers to say at the end of a job that they did I good job and allow themselves to charge you the premium fees possible to reward themselves? Regardless of the clients wishes or view of the result.
Was sent a retainer letter and it seems like they get to pick and choose their fees/billing based on how they think they are doing and what you the client are doing it over.
I don’t know anything about Canada, but here attorneys have to disclose their rate up front. Then you can accept it or find someone else. They cannot change their rates without your agreement. Read the retainer agreement very carefully, and ask them to explain anything you are not clear about before you sign it.
It says right in the retainer notice that they can change the fees when they wish. Based on around ten things.
One of the them is if they think they doing well. Another is if they see more money on the table, it appears to read the more on the table they more they deserve.
That and they can reward themselves if the deem they did a good job part seems odd.