Attorneys fees - horak Lawyers/ Patent Attorneys
Before making your final decision to hire us, you can ask us to estimate the costs. As far as possible, we will provide you with definite information on our fees. In case there have been no additional agreements concerning out-of-court matters, we calculate our fees in compliance with the legal tariff.
The fees for a particular case must be calculated on the basis of the Attorney’s Fee Ordinance according to the respective positions. In civil law, the table determines mainly the lawyer’s fee according to the value of matter in controversy. The underlying principle is that the lawyer’s fee comprises on the one hand the forecasted (not virtual) labor factor and on the other hand – the lawyer’s risk of liability. The German Chamber of Lawyers (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) provides further information on this topic (also concerning the calculation of fees).
We are not allowed to give legal advice in a particular case without mandatory power and accompanying fee calculation according to the disciplinary code and competition law.
According to Attorney’s Fee Ordinance, if a lawyer answers a definite enquiry via e-mail or telephone, this causes the appropriate lawyer’s fee. In order to avoid unwished lawyer’s fees, in your request you should state clearly that you wish to receive a costs estimate before getting legal advice. Thus, the decision on further action is up to you and so you can avoid cost risks.
If you request our advice concerning an out-of-court matter, we usually determine a fee on an hourly basis according to the amount of work done.