Remuneration for legal services is always agreed upon on an individual basis, depending on complexity, time demandingness of the issue tackled, under the provisions of a contract on the provision of legal services, concluded either in writing or by parole, consistent with Act No. 85/1996 Coll., on advocacy, as subsequently amended. The legal relationship between a solicitor and the client is governed by general commercial terms..

Options in fixing the price of legal services

  1. An hourly rate according to the amount of time spent by the law firm on tackling the relevant legal case. The basic hourly rate starts at 2,500 CZK (VAT not included); in case of particularly complex cases, or in case those services are rendered in a foreign language, a surcharge of up to 25 per cent may be charged to the aforementioned rate. Conversely, should an ample volume of work be agreed on, or should there be, e.g., social reasons involved, a discount of up to 25 per cent from the basic hourly rate is feasible.
  2. Apart from the hourly rate, remuneration for legal services may ad hoc be agreed on in the form of a flat rate applicable to a certain number of acts, or – in matters such as recovery of claims – a combination of a flat rate plus success fee is possible, or there is the combination of flat rate plus compensation of procedure costs awarded by court. At any one time, the specific fee proposal is made with respect to the scope of services rendered, to time demandingness thereof, and possible risks of the case concerned.
  3. For natural persons, our law firm offers a comprehensive legal service in real-estate transfers, comprising the elaboration of contractual documents, application for incorporation into the real estate register, representation in cadastral procedure, and the solicitor´s safe custody, at the price of 8,000 – 10,000 CZK (VAT not included). For real estate agencies, a discount of up to 25 per cent is offered.
  4. In case of solicitor´s safe custody, the fee equals 4,000 CZK (VAT not included) + 0,2 % from the amount exceeding 1,000,000 CZK. In case that an amount is put in custody in EURO currency, added thereto are banking expenses of no fewer than 500 – 1,000 CZK. If and when bigger amounts of money are put in solicitor´s cus­tody, or if there are more than just one case of custody, a discount of up to 25 per cent is negotiable.
  5. Full-scale service in case of setting up a:
    1. Limited liability company – 20,000 CZK (VAT not included)
    2. Joint-stock company – 55,000 CZK (VAT not included).

Rates charged for the provision of legal services are regulated by the Decree of the Ministry of Justice No. 177/1996 Coll., on Remuneration and Reimbursement of Lawyers for the Provision of Legal Services (Barrister’s Ta­riff). Discounts granted, if any, are not added. For one particular service, only one discount can be provided.

The remuneration/fee does not imply expenditures in cash (such as, e.g. court, administrative, notarial fees and other admin fees, ravelling expenses, costs of expert´s opinions, postal and telecommunications rates and fees, and suchlike). In the absence of agreement to the contrary, consistent with the provisions of Section 13, para 3, of the Barrister´s Tariff, the flat-rate reimbursement of expenses incurred on domestic postal rates and fees, local calling rates, and freight cost equal the amount of 300 CZK per a single act of legal service.