The remuneration for legal services can be contractual or non-contractual and is always proportionate to the client's requirements.
In most cases, a contract for the provision of legal services is concluded with the client and the remuneration method is part of this contract. In connection with this, the following can be agreed:
Our hourly fee varies from 2,500 CZK to 3,500 CZK for each hour of legal work. The final amount of the reward is influenced by the complexity of the case and the client's request for speed of resolution. In connection with this fee, the client pays advances according to the lawyer's request. At the final invoicing, or any time upon request, the client receives an overview of the performed actions with an indication of the time spent.
This reward depends on the outcome of the dispute. This type of reward is particularly suitable for claims for damages, settlement of co-ownership and joint property of spouses. The lawyer can be awarded a fee of up to 25% of the amount that was negotiated for the client, while it is usually negotiated in the range between 10–20%.
Remuneration for Each Act of Legal Service
In some cases, usually when reviewing or drafting a contract, a flat rate can be negotiated.
Remuneration According to the Attorney's Tariff
If no contractual remuneration is negotiated according to the above, the prices of legal services are charged in accordance with the so-called attorney's tariff (No. 177/1996 Coll.) with regard to the nature of the assistance requested by the client.
And How Much It Usually Is?
Please note that these estimations are rather general based on previous cases, but its sole purpose is to give you an idea as your case might be different and the price need to be set individually, court fees, translations or other fees are not included:
amicable divorce, no kids: 20,000 CZK (5–10 hours legal work)
review of simple work contract: 5,000 CZK (around 2 hours)
review of simple rental agreement (apartment): 5,000 CZK (around 2 hours)
initial consultation: 3,000 CZK (takes around one hour and includes reading main documents)
simple cash collection: standard claim such as delay of the airlines – 4,000 CZK (around 1.5 hours)
Compulsory Published Information
In accordance with Act No. 634/1992 Coll., on consumer protection, the Czech Bar Association is entrusted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic with the out-of-court resolution of consumer disputes in the area of disputes between lawyers and consumers arising from contracts for the provision of legal services. The website of this authorized entity is www.cak.cz.