Price of services and principles of settlement

It is very important for us to determine clear principles of settlement with our clients as they won’t be surprise in this matter on any stage of the case. According to customer’s needs we may suggest different variants of running the given case, so there can be various variants of settlement.

The amount of advocate’s remuneration is agreed between the advocate and a client during an individual appointment.

There are two main systems of settlement:

System of lump-sum remuneration

System of lump-sum remuneration is that the remuneration is predetermined in a specific amount of money. This system is used when it is possible to predetermine what actions should be performed and in what period of time to finish the case.

System of paid working hours

System of paid working hours is that the amount of remuneration depends on working time which was spent to solve a case or to perform the commissioned task. This system is used mostly for permanent legal services and also when it is impossible to predetermine what actions should be performed and in what period of time to finish the case.

Basically the remuneration is paid in advance but it is also possible to make the payment in installments.

The cost of standard legal advice is usually set as a lump-sum remuneration and it depends on the complexity of the legal issues. It is possible to receive an information about the actual rates of remuneration for the advice by phone or by sending us a request by e-mail. If the client case is commissioned to our office, the cost of legal advice is included in the overall cost of service of conducting the case so it is not extra paid.

The cost of drafting standard pleading or contract is usually set as a lump-sum remuneration and it depends on the complexity of the legal issues and a working time needed to prepare it. It is possible to receive an information about the actual rates of remuneration for this kind of service by phone or by sending us a request by e-mail.

The cost of conducting a court case is usually set as a lump-sum remuneration and its amount is always determined on the basis of an individual agreement with the customer. The minimum rates of a remuneration depend on the value of the subject matter of a dispute and they are determined in the Regulation of the Minister of Justice of 22 October 2015 On fees for lawyers (OJ 2015 item. 1800z later. D.) [Polish name of the regulation – rozporządzenie Ministra Sprawiedliwości z dnia 22 października 2015 r. w sprawie opłat za czynności adwokackie (Dz.U. 2015 poz. 1800z późn. zm.)]. Except of the value of the subject matter of a dispute, the remuneration depends also on the complexity of the legal issues and a time of conducting the case.

The service of participation in negotiations, assisting in signing contracts, etc. is usually settled hourly (system of paid working hours). Current information about the amount of the hourly rate can be obtained by phone or by sending us a request by e-mail.

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