1. Objectives and Background
The Family Lawyer (Vic) is committed to providing the best service in a timely manner. We aim to accommodate your needs.
Unfortunately, when a client cancels without giving adequate notice, it prevents another client from being served. This cancellation policy is used as a way of respecting the time commitment of all involved. It explains the process for requesting a cancellation and the fees applicable. This policy is used in fairness to both our business and the clients who would otherwise have wanted an appointment.
We are implementing a straightforward cancellation policy to be upfront about all the costs you may face when engaging our services.
2. Cancellation Process
We understand situations can arise in which you must cancel your appointment. Due to limited appointment availability, we request that you cancel with adequate notice. This allows us to fill that appointment slot.
You may cancel by contacting us by:
- phone (03) 9961 0253; or
- email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We require a minimum of 1 day notice for cancellation. Please inform us by 4pm1 day prior to your scheduled appointment to notify us of any changes or cancellations.
If no prior notice or the notice given is not provided within the minimum notice period, you will be charged a cancellation fee (see below) for the missed appointment.
2.1. Late Arrivals
Late arrivals can only be extended to the remaining time of the scheduled appointment. If you are 10min late past your appointment we will have to reschedule/cancel the appointment, which may incur cancellation fee.
- The cancellation fee is $110.
- The cancellation fee will be charged by EFT or Credit Card.
- The cancellation fee may be deducted from any deposit paid for the appointment (if any).
- The cancellation fee is the sole responsibility of the client and must be paid in full within 7 days after invoicing
4. Acceptable circumstances for waiving cancellation fees
We understand that plans may change due to uncontrollable and external circumstances. Missed appointments can be unintentional or may stem from an emergency, etc. Therefore, cancellation due to such circumstances will not incur a cancellation fee. Having cancellation fees waived require approval from The Family Lawyer (Vic).
5. Refund policy
If the notice of cancellation is given 1 day before the scheduled appointment, The Family Lawyer (Vic) will refund any deposit that was received to book an appointment.
Our business firmly believes that a good client and business relationship is based upon mutual understanding. Questions about our cancellation policy should be directed to 1300 111 835.
By agreeing to book your consultation, you understand that you are holding a spot and you may be charged a cancellation fee if an appointment is cancelled without providing at least 1 day notice or if the appointment is missed.