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Firms refunding clients because of "overcharging" lawyer

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​Although the article, which you can read in full below, concerns US Law firms, it provides a good example of how excessive legal fees can be charged in any case because of the focus on time-based billing and billing targets.

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"For the days that [he] felt he had not recorded sufficient time on client matters, he increased the time he claimed to have spent on those matters based on a number of factors, including his assessment of the likelihood that the client would object to the time he recorded.

As an example, if [he] spent 0.3 hours on a client matter, he would record that he had actually spent 0.5 hours, or he would bill 2.1 hours for work that actually took him 1.7 hours to complete."

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