Many people are concerned about how much the bill will be for a lawyer’s services. But there is absolutely no need for anxiety! We provide full transparency so that there will be no unpleasant surprises. During the initial consultation, clear agreements will always be made with the client.
Our fees are made up of two parts:
All prices include VAT. If you choose a product with a fixed price, then there will only be additional costs or honoraria in the situations described in each separate product.
The firm charges fixed rates for expenses incurred. There is a one-time administrative fee, while other expenses will be calculated per unit or per number.
- Administrative fee: € 90.75
- Typing: € 13.31
- Outgoing fax: € 0.726
- Copies: € 0.25
- Kilometres: € 0.726
Court costs will always be passed on to the client as they are charged to this law firm by the bailiff, Notary Public, court or third party.
Article 446ter of the Judicial Code stipulates that the honoraria charged by lawyers must be commensurate with the humility appropriate to the exercise of their duties.
The Flemish Bar Association dictates that lawyers must budget their honorarium based on consideration of:
- The extent of the services provided,
- The importance of the case,
- The lawyer’s specialisation and experience,
- The outcome,
- The client’s means.
In light of the above stipulations, the firm strives to make clear, concrete agreements in advance.
Depending on the nature of the case, a fixed fee will be agreed for the service, or an hourly rate will be chosen.
Since 19.11.2015, the average hourly rate charged by the firm has been € 157.3 per hour, which may vary according to the criteria mentioned above.
The rate applied will depend on the person who is providing services in a specific case:
- Rate for lawyer-partners: € 193.60 per hour, incl. VAT,
- Rate for associate-partners, corporate law: € 193.60 per hour, incl. VAT,
- Rate for associate-partners, family law: € 163.35 per hour, incl. VAT,
- Rate for senior counsel: € 163.35 per hour, incl. VAT,
- Rates for lawyers: € 151.25 per hour, incl. VAT,
- Rates for trainee-lawyers: € 121.00 per hour, incl. VAT.