We suggest seeking legal advice as early as possible. Usually attorney’s fees are lower, if due to the advice given, a legal problem is solved without court proceedings. Basically, there are three different possibilities to agree upon fees:
Fees based on an hourly rate, variable depending on the matter and complexity of a case. The client always has an overview of the costs.
Fees based on the Austrian lawyers' tariff law. Every case is assigned a so-called calculation basis, and each service rendered has a related fee according to the law. At times complicated to understand for clients, these are the only fees which can be recovered by the unsuccessful party in court proceedings.
A lump sum, if the scope of services can be estimated at the beginning