The provision of legal services, including remuneration for legal services, is generally governed by the Act on the Legal Profession (Act No. 85/1996 Coll., as amended) and the Lawyer’s Tariff (Regulation of the Ministry of Justice No. 177/1996 Coll., as amended). In accordance with these norms, a contractual fee can be agreed between lawyer and client. In the absence of such an agreed fee, the Lawyer’s Tariff provisions on non-contractual fees shall apply.
We prefer a contractual fee for the legal services we provide. In negotiating the fee, we always take into consideration the client’s individual needs and the anticipated complexity of the case. The fee for our services is typically negotiated on an hourly basis, charged to the client for every commenced hour during which legal services were provided. The total amount due for the services provided is typically invoiced to the client every calendar month or upon the conclusion of the case, as agreed. Depending on the complexity of the case, the normal hourly fee ranges between EUR 100 - 150 (excluding VAT).
Terms of termination: the lawyer is entitled to terminate the contract to provide legal services if the necessary trust between him/her and the client is breached; if the client has failed to provide the necessary assistance; if the client, after being advised by the lawyer that his/her orders violate a legal or professional regulation, insists that the lawyer follows those orders; or if the client fails to pay an adequate advanced fee in spite of being asked to do so by the lawyer; and in further cases in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The client is entitled to terminate the contract to provide legal services anytime, even without explicit reasons; the termination takes effect upon receipt of the notice by the lawyer.
Consumers are advised that on 5 February 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic vested in the Czech Bar Association the responsibility for out-of-court settlement of disputes between lawyers and client-consumers that arise out of contracts to provide legal services (in accordance with Act No. 634/1992 Coll., Consumer Protection Act, as amended). The website of the responsible entity is at www.cak.cz.
Consumers are further advised that upon their request the lawyer is obliged to certify in writing that the service has been provided, including date of provision. In the case of a complaint about the service, the lawyer is obliged to issue a written certificate stating the date when the consumer brought up the complaint, the content of the complaint and the way he/she wants the complaint to be dealt with. For communication with client under an existing contract, the lawyer can be available through a public communication network, but cannot use a premium-rate telephone number for which prices higher than normally are charged.