Types of alternative fees of counsel

Most law firms used in the calculation of the fee is non-core (alternative) methods. These include the success fee and the fixed amount. The first option is applicable to some legal services. It is defined as a percentage of the amount that the client can obtain a successful outcome. Its value is between 15-50%, but most often - 33%.

a List of cases which are paid by this method is limited. They are associated with debt recovery or payment of compensation, the issues of social insurance or labor disputes. If the lawyer fails to win, then it will remain unpaid (with the exception of the remuneration of experts, court fees, and other expenses).

depending on what stage the lawyer was able to resolve the problem, he can get a different percentage from the winning amount by the client. It may be 15% at the completion of the case at the pretrial stage and more if it is brought to appeal. If the defendant is a Federal entity, the limit of compensation is limited by law (in matters of social security - up to 25% or $ 5300, etc.).

a Fixed amount determined for ordinary services, for which we know the time of their execution - preparation of documents, cases of accidents, registration of trademarks etc. are Also the services of American lawyers are paid by the method of the retainer. It is a payment for the services of a particular lawyer in the firm that, if necessary, gives a guarantee of the submission of the client's interests. It is not refundable and is paid regardless of the outcome of the case.

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