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SmartFee Personal

Legal Finance.

SmartFee partners with commercial law firms in Australia, providing legal finance that makes cash flow management a breeze.

Struggling with clients that can’t pay their bills on time? With SmartFee, clients can obtain legal finance to pay their invoice, and then break their repayments down over the next 3-12 months.

That means your invoices are paid up front, so you can grow your firm and support clients that need your help.

Improve Your Cash Flow with Legal Finance from SmartFee

Commercial law firms offer specialist advice and highly skilled professionals. That means you’re probably generating large invoices with each matter.

Large invoices are often a problem for clients. If they’re unable to pay their bills on time, that can affect your firm and strain on your cash flow management.

SmartFee takes care of this issue by providing a fee funding service that’s open to all commercial law firms across Australia. Our service offers short term legal finance that helps clients pay their bills on time.

For firms, SmartFee makes it possible to grow your business and service more clients than ever. For clients, our legal finance allows you to access professional services whenever you need help.

Legal Finance for Client’s Fees

SmartFee Personal is a fee funding service that’s aimed at the clients of commercial law firms. Whether you’re an individual or a corporate client, SmartFee can help.

Commercial lawyers offer specialist services that can help protect your interests. While their advice is useful, it can be tempting to go without professional support when you know the invoice will be large.

If you need help with business, buying and selling property, governance or other commercial matters, speaking to a lawyer is your best option. And, with SmartFee, you don’t need to worry about the size of the invoice – we have you covered.

SmartFee Personal makes it easy to get short term legal finance, quickly. We pay your invoice up front, providing loans for legal fees in manageable instalments. If you have an invoice you need to pay, SmartFee offers:

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The freedom to work with your lawyer whenever you need to


Less strain on your own cash flow and savings


Flexible repayment periods of between 3-12 months


Flexible repayment conditions that suit your situation


Full payment made to your lawyer (within 3 business days of you paying the first instalment)

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Get Your Firm Paid with Legal Finance

SmartFee Business is a fee funding platform that allows commercial law firms to offer legal finance to their clients.

When you put dozens or hundreds of hours into a matter, clients may struggle to pay their bills on time. This impacts your cash flow and makes it difficult to continue providing the quality services you’re known for.

SmartFee works as an alternative payment method for your clients. On their end, clients receive short term legal fee funding that allows them to pay their bills immediately.

This improves your cash flow and allows you to focus on running your firm, rather than chasing outstanding invoices. SmartFee works with firms at no cost to your business, so you can benefit from:


  • No cost to your business
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No application or admin fees
  • Rapid approval within 24 hours
  • Full invoice paid within 3 business days
  • Access to a Dedicated Relationship Manager

    How SmartFee Works

    SmartFee has been partnering with law firms in Australia for more than 20 years. We’ve made it easier for clients to access loans for solicitors, and our simple system means you can stay on top of your cash flow and business goals.

    Clients can access SmartFee in four simple steps:

    1. Clients receive a tax invoice for services they’ve accessed.
    2. The client completes our simple online application.
    3. SmartFee issues approval within 24 hours.
    4. SmartFee pays the full invoice to the firm within 3 business days.

    When your firm partners with SmartFee, you receive a dedicated my/SmartFee portal. my/SmartFee is a secure payment gateway that is tailored with your firm’s branding and information.

    Clients simply log in to the portal and pay their bill as normal. To clients, SmartFee looks like a convenient way to pay large invoices in manageable instalments. For your law firm, it’s the best way to get paid up front and keep your business moving.

        Fee Funding with a Difference


        Simple sign up process

        Signing up to SmartFee only takes a few minutes. Clients can access our transparent, user-friendly online portal that captures all the information we need. We then review the application and provide approval within 24 hours.

        No application or admin fees

        Unlike other providers, SmartFee charges no application or administration fees for our legal finance. This makes the upfront cost to clients low, so our service can be accessed by anyone who needs to pay their legal fees.

        No lock-contracts

        There is no lock-in contract when you pay your bill with SmartFee. Firms aren’t locked into using our service, and clients can pay off their remaining loan without incurring additional break or administrative fees.

        Full invoice paid in 3 days

        We pay the full amount of the client’s invoice within 3 days of their first instalment. This makes our legal finance the fastest way to pay an invoice, and it allows us to help commercial law firms achieve their business goals.

        We are here to help

        If you would like more information about using or offering SmartFee, please complete the form below or contact us directly on 1300 723 243.

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