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Fees of Legal Services

Law shall be practised regularly for a fee; the client may be requested to pay a reasonable fee in advance according to Sec. 22 of the Act No. 85/1996 Coll., on the Legal Profession, as amended (the Act on the Legal Profession).

The fundamental imperative in this context is the Regulation of the Ministry of Justice No. 177/1996 Coll., providing for fees and remuneration and of lawyers for their provision of legal services (the lawyer´s tariff), as amended. Lawyer´s fee for legal service shall be usually given on the basis of contract between lawyer and client with reference to needs and possibilities of client, otherwise amount of those quittances start from so - called non-contractual fees imposed by the regulation.

Contractual fee

Contractual fee may be determined in several ways, always taking into account the complexity of the case, the subject of legal representation, time and extent of liability lawyer, such as:

• hourly rate - charged according to the actual amount of time spent by a lawyer to provide legal services

• fee for a piece of work - accounted agreed fixed amount regardless of the time required and the complexity of the legal services commonly provided for cases where one can estimate time-consuming legal representation (such as drafting contracts, reports and other documents, etc.)

• service reward - act of legal service term is defined in Sec. 11 of the lawyer´s tariff, remuneration depends on the number of legal services the lawyer provided, the amount can be agreed by reference to the rates specified in the lawyer´s tariff

• lump reward – negotiate in case that long-term legal representation behind definite iterative time period regardless of time range services and in number acts downright lawyer

• share reward – reward is rated according to the result of the case, i.e., as though reward is given in advance in form definite percentage on won float

Non-contractual fee

In the event of, that the reward lawyer is not intended by contract, it shall be governed by the provisions of the lawyer´s rate. The amount of contractual remuneration is determined by the rate of non-contractual fee per each legal service and the number of legal services by a lawyer in a particular case.

Non-contractual fee rate is derived from the tariff value of things, which is basically the amount of monetary consideration or the price of a thing or the rights and appurtenances at the time of commencement of each legal service. In special cases, the law determines the tariff value otherwise.

Other costs

A lawyer shall be entitled to compensation of his cash expenditures reasonably spent in relation to the provision of legal services (in particular, paying court and other fees, travel costs, mail costs, telecommunications, expert reports and other specialists̓ opinions, translations, true copies and photocopies) - the amount shall be CZK 300 for each act performed within the provision of legal services (Sec. 13 the lawyer´s tariff).

A lawyer shall be entitled to have the time lost in relation to the provision of legal services compensated (Sec. 14 the lawyer´s tariff) for each commenced half hour of legal services outside the place of residence or domicile of the lawyer.

Court fees under the Act No. 549/1991 Coll., administrative fees under the Act No. 634/2004 Coll., notary fees according to the decree No. 196/2001 Coll., reward of the expert witness, or interpreter or translation of documents from a foreign language according to the decree No. 37/1967 Coll., other similar costs that are required for the handling of client matters, covers in full client. It is possible, however, to agree otherwise.

Method of payment

Initial legal consultation (up to 20 min.), when the lawyer suggests way to solve the problem, is usually free of charge.

Disposable and minor legal consultations are paid with their realization in cash by agreement with the client made at the beginning of negotiations.

In case of an extensive legal service, lawyer with a client closes a written agreement for the provision of legal services, which includes the agreed amount of reward, or amount of cash advance, and its maturity.

Billing is done monthly, unless otherwise agreed between the client and lawyer. Usual payment of invoices is 14 days. There is a possibility of arranging individual conditions between client and lawyer.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes

The authorised ADR entity for alternative resolution of consumer disputes between an attorney at law and a consumer from contract on provision of legal services (according to Act No. 634/1992 Coll., on Consumer Protection, as amended) is the Czech Bar Association, registered office Národní 16, 110 00 Praha 1,, starting with 5.2.2016 on behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.


Lawyer is insured for the occurrence of liability for damage in accordance with the provisions of Section 24a et seq. of Act No. 86/1995 Coll., on the Legal Profession.