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Who can request the legal services of DKS LEGAL?

Our services are used by legal and natural persons, international companies, Czech and Slovak companies, state enterprises and public administration bodies, individual entrepreneurs and investors, owners associations and housing cooperatives, as well as citizens - individuals.

In order to become our client, it is necessary for you to provide us with basic identification and a description of the matter you wish to resolve, so that we may evaluate any potential conflict of interest that would prevent us from providing our services. There are also other formalities associated with taking over legal representation, which we will handle immediately. As soon as we take over your legal representation, which is possible only on the basis of a power of attorney, we are bound to the client both by contract and by law.

How is the information I provide my DKS LEGAL lawyer protected?

All information you provide to us, as well as the circumstances of the provision of our legal services are confidential, regardless of whether we take over your legal representation. Under the Advocacy Act, we are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of all facts that we learn in connection with the provision of legal services.

The rules of confidentiality and discretion are also the main principles that we follow when providing our services and which we follow in all circumstances.

Is a meeting in person always necessary to provide counseling?

We can provide legal advice without the need for a personal meeting. Some services, such as drafting a legal document or commenting on a document, often do not require a personal visit to the law firm, therefore, everything can be resolved by telephone or through online communication tools.

If you are not sure whether your case requires a personal meeting, please ask us for a consultation and we will agree on the next steps based on the assignment and documents provided by you.

Does DKS LEGAL provide legal services for free?

Only exceptionally, within our selected pro bono activities. We offer a preliminary analysis of your case free of charge on the basis of the documents sent by you before the consultation. We charge an hourly fee, usually in the amount of CZK 2,500, for a consultation, which already contains a proposal for a possible procedure in the matter and is based on a detailed study of the documents. Such elaborate consultations are charged because we always devote time and expertise to evaluating your case and proposing a possible procedure.

We pay maximum attention and care to our existing clients and we wish to provide you with the same quality of service. At DKS LEGAL, we will tell you more than just whether your legal rights have been affected; we do not push clients into inefficient litigation. We will provide you with enough information so that you can make the right decision about the next suitable procedure.

What should I prepare before the first meeting with the lawyers of DKS LEGAL?

Before visiting our law firm, prepare all the documents you have available for your case. At times, during the first meeting of the case, this may allow us to suggest a possible procedure and price framework for the proposed solution. The consultation may take place without the provision of documents, however, in such a case it is necessary to take into account that the proposed solution will be more general and, for further possible steps, specific documents will need to be obtained or secured through us.


Does DKS LEGAL provide legal advice in matters with aspects of foreign law?

Our law firm currently provides legal services which are governed by the laws of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, where we have branches. All our lawyers are fluent in English, and we also provide legal advice in other languages. If you need help resolving cases governed by the law of other states, we may arrange for qualified legal services through cooperating law firms abroad.

In cases governed by the law of the Czech or Slovak Republic or international law, we also offer clients such a possibility that our lawyers can come to the client abroad and consult with him/her about all their requirements, thus saving the client unnecessary travel to the Czech Republic. Our standard is to provide advice through secure online communication tools.

How is the price for the services of the attorneys of DKS LEGAL determined?

The prices for services provided to our clients are set in accordance with Act No. 85/1996 Coll., On Advocacy, as amended, and in accordance with the provisions of Sections 6 to 12 of the Decree of the Ministry of Justice No. 177/1996 Coll., Lawyer's Tariff, as amended ( hereinafter referred to as the "lawyer's tariff").

When taking over a client's case, we inform the client in advance about the expected scope of work and provide an estimate of the total costs and cash expenses, which will have to be incurred by the client to fully resolve the matter. Furthermore, we also require a deposit for the provision of our legal services.

For the services of a DKS LEGAL lawyer we most frequently use an hourly contractual fee. This is determined by the number of hours that the lawyer actually spends processing a specific client´s request. Time remuneration appears to be an objective way of remunerating a lawyer, taking into account the time actually worked. The hourly contractual fee for the legal services of DKS LEGAL ranges from CZK 2,000 to 6,000 (excluding VAT), while the rate is agreed on taking into account the specifics of a case at hand and the client's requirements.

The flat-rate contractual remuneration is set at a fixed amount for the provision of legal services in one specific or more matters, or for the provision of legal services for a certain period of time. It is especially suitable for legal entities to which legal services are regularly provided in a similar extent, thus a monthly flat fee is agreed for continuously provided legal services.

The non-contractual fee, calculated according to the lawyer's tariff, is awarded to DKS LEGAL in the event that we do not come to an agreement with the client on the contractual fee for the provided legal services. In accordance with the non-contractual rate, remuneration is due for each individual act of the provided legal services.

Does DKS LEGAL provide any sample contracts or publish any articles?

Yes, we regularly publish sample contracts and articles, which you can find here.