In accordance with the provisions of Article 11 of the National Internal Regulations of the Legal Profession (RIN), fees are freely agreed upon between the Lawyer and the Client.
The firm’s practice is to establish a Fee Agreement taking into consideration the client’s personal situation, the complexity of the case, and its stakes.
Fees Based on Time Spent
This billing option allows the client to compensate the attorney based on the time spent on the case, according to a predetermined hourly rate. When opting for this approach, an estimated number of hours to be dedicated to handling the case will be jointly established with the client. It is crucial to note that the time spent on a case may vary depending on its complexity.
The fixed fee option offers the client the certainty of a predetermined legal cost for handling the entire case or specific aspects thereof. This billing modality is suitable for matters where the scope of work can be clearly defined and agreed upon in advance. It provides a clear financial framework, allowing the client to budget for legal services without the concern of fluctuating costs.
The contingency fee arrangement allows the client to pay the attorney based on the outcome of the case. In this fee structure, the attorney’s compensation is often a percentage of the sum recovered through settlement or judgment. It’s important to note that in many jurisdictions, contingency fee agreements must be in compliance with local laws and ethical rules. This option is generally more suitable for cases where the financial outcome is both significant and reasonably foreseeable.
This option is selected when the client periodically or regularly consults their attorney for services.