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SmartFee Personal

Loans for Legal Fees Australia.


 SmartFee provides loans for legal fees Australia wide. We support firms by helping businesses access professional services when they need to.

Firms that generate large invoices often struggle with getting paid. With SmartFee, clients can break their repayments down over 3-12 months, making it simple to get paid on time.

We offer rapid approval and upfront payment of invoices, so SmartFee is the perfect solution for legal firms and their clients.

SmartFee Offers Loans for Legal Fees Australia Wide

Working with a commercial lawyer is often the best way to protect your interests and grow your business.
It might be tempting to avoid lawyers, even when you need professional support. Legal services often come with large invoices that can strain your budget and drain your cash reserves.

At SmartFee, we provide a fee funding service to both law firms and their clients. With our loans for legal fees, you can pay your legal invoices up front, and then make repayments over a more manageable term.

For businesses, fee funding allows you to work with a commercial lawyer whenever you need to, without having to worry about the invoice. For firms, offering loans for legal fees can improve cash flow, expand your client base and help grow your services. Whatever your needs, SmartFee is the solution you’re looking for.

Loans for Your Business’ Legal Fees

SmartFee Personal provides loans for legal fees that help businesses access professional services, advice and support.

Running a business comes with a thousand challenges. For tricky tasks, it’s best to work with legal professionals.
Commercial lawyers are an excellent resource to business owners. If you are growing your brand, buying assets or managing your people, a commercial lawyer will minimise your risk. The concern is that lawyers often come with large invoices, which may put a strain on your business’ finances.

SmartFee provides rapid approval, manageable funding for legal fees and terms with upfront payment of your invoice, so you can pay your invoice and manage your money effectively. If you need a loan to pay your business’ legal fees, SmartFee offers:

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The freedom to access legal services when you need them, not just when you can afford them


Improved cash reserves and business finances


Your choice of repayment periods, spanning from 3-12 months


Simple repayment terms that suit your business


Full payment to your lawyer within 3 business days of your first instalment

Loans for Client’s Legal Fees

SmartFee Business is a fee funding service that works directly with law firms in Australia.

Firms that generate large invoices often struggle with getting paid on time. When clients can’t keep up with their bills, it impacts your cash flow and ability to grow the business. SmartFee helps avoid this issue by providing loans that allow clients to pay their legal fees upfront.

Our service appears as an alternative payment option for your clients. If you offer legal services to individuals or business clients, our fee funding solution ensures you are always on top of your cash flow.

SmartFee provides loans for legal fees at no cost to the firm. When you partner with SmartFee, your firm benefits from:

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No cost to the firm


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

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How SmartFee Works

SmartFee has been partnering with commercial lawyers in Australia for over 20 years. We help firms get paid sooner and provide a simple solution that allows clients to access the legal services they need.

We make it simple to pay legal fees with our 4-step process:

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

SmartFee integrates seamlessly with the payment options your firm offers to clients. We provide a my/SmartFee portal that serves as a secure way for clients to pay with fee funding.

my/SmartFee is an online payment platform that can be customised with your firm’s branding. All your clients see is another way to pay their invoice, so they can make repayments at a pace that suits their budget.

Fee Funding with a Difference


Simple sign up process

Signing up to SmartFee is simple for you and your clients. Our user-friendly online portal captures all the information we need. The process is fully transparent for firms and clients, and we provide rapid approval within 24 hours.

No application or admin fees

SmartFee differs from other fee funding providers by charging no application or administration fees. This reduces the upfront cost and allows your business to make manageable repayments over a 3-12 month period.

No lock-in contracts

There are no lock-in contracts with our loans for legal fees. Your loan can be paid off at any time without incurring break fees. Just let us know that you want to pay the outstanding balance and we’ll sort out the details.

Full invoice paid in 3 days

SmartFee pays the full amount of your invoice within 3 business days of your first instalment. That’s good news for your lawyer, and it allows your business to access legal finance services, even if you don’t have the upfront cash.

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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