The fee for legal services is always negotiated individually according to the complexity and time complexity of the problem to be solved, based on a contract for the provision of legal services concluded in writing or orally, in accordance with Act No. 85/1996 Coll., on advocacy, as amended. The legal relationship between the law firm and the client is governed by general terms and conditions.
The prices for legal services are regulated according to the Decree of the Ministry of Justice, No.177/1996 Coll., on lawyers' fees and compensation for the provision of legal services (lawyer tariff).
The remuneration does not include out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. court, administrative, notarial and other administrative fees, travel expenses, costs of expert opinions, postage, telecommunication fees, etc.). Unless otherwise stipulated by agreement, pursuant to Article 13(3) of the Advocates' Tariff, the flat-rate reimbursement of expenses for domestic postage, local telephone and transport costs amounts to CZK 300 excluding VAT (i.e. CZK 363 including VAT) per one act of legal service.
On 5 February 2016, the Czech Bar Association was authorised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic to resolve consumer disputes out of court in the area of disputes between attorneys and consumers arising from contracts for the provision of legal services (on the basis of Act No. 634/1992 Coll., on Consumer Protection, as amended). The website of this authorised entity is www.cak.cz.