The hourly rates vary depending on the complexity of the case, the required level of expertise, the urgency and the financial stakes.
A number of essential costs are not included in the hourly rates, such as administrative-telecommunication and mailing / postage costs (fax and mail), transportation costs and law costs (such as registry and register fees, writ of summons and notification costs). Examples of terms:
- Minimum- and/or maximum fees
- Degressive hourly rates
- Percentage on a disputed or to be collected amount
- Increase in the case of achieved result
- Subscription – agreement whereby the fees and costs are determined for a number of similar cases and services
Thanks to the limitation of overhead costs and an efficiently balanced office structure, we are able to offer you our help and services at agreeable and transparent rates.
General conditionsThe liability of Law Office RvB & Partners is limited to the amounts disbursed by the civil professional liability insurer.
All of our statements of costs and fees and commission accounts are payable in cash in Antwerp, barring an explicit agreement stating otherwise.
With every delay of payment the client is legally obligated to pay without fault, a monthly interest of 1% effective as of the day following the day of prescription.
Every warning notice that is sent by us results in an additional legal cost of 25EUR per notice. In case of a legal recovery, a conventional compensation of 10% of the total of the unpaid amount, as well as the legal costs, will be charged.
Complaints have to be sent by registered mail within 10 days, counting from the date of the statement of expenses and fees or the commission account.
Possible disputes fall solely within the competence of the courts of Antwerp. Belgian law applies.