Criteria for determining the lawyer’s fee are the nature and the difficulty of the case, the time involved, the usual fees for cases of the same type, the lawyer’s experience and specialized knowledge, as well as the care with which he handles the case. The client’s financial means are always taken into account.
The fee is agreed on from the outset and can be either a lump sum or installments, a percentage of the sum gained or saved by the client, an additional sum for the successful outcome of the case, or a combination of these.
In order to avoid misunderstandings, we propose an agreement in writing for the fee.
From 1 July 2010, fees for lawyers’ services are subject to 23% VAT.