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Terms of Credit

Credit Policy

Like any other business, our requirement and expectation is to receive payment in a timely manner.  Where possible, we can make payment arrangements with clients to suit their individual financial circumstances.

Our invoices are payable within 7 days, or for commercial clients by the 20th of the month following invoice (“the due date”). We reserve the right to issue interim invoices on a regular interval basis based on work in progress. Otherwise our usual practice is to issue an invoice at the conclusion of a project.

Unless otherwise agreed with you, by accepting our engagement you grant us the permission to deduct fees from monies held on your behalf. An invoice shall be sent or handed to you on the day of deduction or immediately thereafter.

If an invoice is unpaid after the due date (“overdue”), we reserve the right to suspend our services until the invoice is paid in full, to require payment for future fees in advance, and to terminate the relationship.

Unless otherwise agreed with you, accounts overdue longer than one (1) month will incur interest at the rate of 18.00% per annum commencing from the due date and charged to your account on a monthly basis until payment is made in full. If we are required to take recovery action against you all collection costs will be payable by you.

For a full copy of our terms and conditions, please click the link below:

Standard Terms of Engagement

"Through this time we have required the services of the firm for business, personal, and litigation purposes. We have never felt a moment's hesitation in remaining with the firm, and expect to continue a long and prosperous relationship with Saunders & Co. into the future."

Colin and Julie Erickson, Cube Developments Limited

"Excellent law firm to deal with. Excellent communication and service."

Carmel Kokshoorn, Property Owner

"Thanks Hornby Law for your professional and helpful advice. It is nice when everything runs smoothly."

Barry and Natalie Gibb

"We have found them reliable, timely and professional. They have added value to our business by being effective and decisive. Their friendly manner whilst conducting business means that we have felt comfortable seeking their advice no matter how major or minor the query may be. We would have no hesitation in recommending Saunders & Co to family, friends and business associates."

Cymon and Angela Allfrey, Cymon Allfrey Architects Ltd

"Very prompt and efficient service. I have been very well informed and kept up to date on matters. To be recommended. Thank you."

Suzanne Henderson, Property

"The professional and friendly service provided by Jenni Hunter allowed us to buy our first home without fuss stress or delays, absolutely seamless! Amenable, and more importantly always accessible to clarify and assist, Jenni proved you can get an exclusive personal service without paying Auckland barrister prices."

James Craig, Home Buyer

"Always happy with service and professionalism at Hornby Law. Never had any reason or desire to change firms; friendly, welcoming, professional and easy to do business with."

Frans and Rose-Marie van Zoggel

"Thank you Ria and your team for the excellent work in completing the sale on such a short turnaround, that's why I always use Saunders & Co."

Ashley Patten, Property Owner

"I have worked with Saunders & Co on both a professional and personal basis for over 10 years. I have always found their service and quality of legal advice to be first rate. Attention to detail and timeliness is important to our business, and Saunders & Co have always performed in these critical areas."

Ian McNabb, Ngai Tahu Property Limited