With legal assistance contract negotiations, whose model provided by Annex IX a of Law No.51 / 1995 on the organization and the profession of lawyer, you can find here, it establishes the principle and agreed legal benefits payable to the parties, based on an estimate of working time affected and taking into account information provided by the client.

Usually, a fee legal service is done in the following ways:

  • Fixed fee, agreed and paid in full upon signing the contract, when it concerns a specific work;
  • Hourly Fee, hours used in the customer’s favor;
  • Monthly Subscription Fee, usually accessible to companies to provide a permanent legal assistant, type advisor;;
  • Private fees (success fees) applied when it is agreed to obtain a certain result in a certain period of time, but the parties are obliged to agree on a fee that meets the condition of proportionality in relation to the nature and complexity of the case.

In complex criminal cases and / or appeal where the client was not represented by our office, establishing and payment of fees shall be made only after consulting the respective files. In this case is fixed and paid a fee for studying the provisional dossier, whose value will be included into later agreed amount of the fee for the respective case.

In relation to customer needs, through negotiation with them, there is the possibility of combining the above types of fees, provided their establishment quarrel at contract.


Typically, for individuals, the payment of fees is made in cash at the cashier Cabinet, in ceilings cash provided by law, with the signing of contracts for legal assistance and for which tax receipts are issued.

Sometimes there are accepted certain deferrals in the payment of fees which cannot exceed 30 calendar days from the signing of the contract between the parties.

Transnational companies, the remaining commercial companies, associations, foundations and other similar legal entities will always make payments by bank transfer (money orders), based on invoices issued by the Cabinet.

Payment by credit card, vouchers, checks or promissory notes are not accepted.