What are our fees?

Our fees cover the services and duties performed by the lawyer in defending the client’s interests. They include, but are not limited to, the following:


How are they calculated?

The principles of accessibility of our services and transparency guide the development of our fee policy. 

Three methods of calculating fees are used within the firm. The lawyer you are consulting will explain to you at the first interview which of the three methods they will use depending on your case.

Any schedule, lump sum or percentage is based on the complexity of the case, the experience and specialisation of the lawyer and the urgency with which intervention will be required.

In any case, during the first interview, the lawyer will ask you to pay them an initial deposit.


Expenses and VAT

Unless expressly stipulated otherwise, expenses related to the file that you entrust to the lawyer are not included in the fees and are therefore charged in addition to the costs actually incurred. This is as follows:

Moreover, since 1 January 2014, all lawyers are subject to VAT. The fees and expenses are therefore increased by 21% VAT (deductible if the client is also subject).



Each of the firm’s lawyers is available by appointment and sets the price of their consultation themselves. This information may be obtained prior to the consultation, via the reception desk or directly from the lawyer concerned.

Yet a duty lawyer is available for free and without appointment, from Monday to Friday from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm.


Free legal aid (formerly pro deo)

Some of the firm’s lawyers agree to work as part of free legal aid.

Access to free legal aid is, however, subject to strict conditions and the prior and mandatory disclosure of certain documents (see: http://www.aidejuridiquebruxelles.be/index.php/conditions-d-acces-a-l-aide-juridique-de-deuxieme-ligne).

The client who can benefit from the free legal aid will make sure to bring the necessary documents as from the appointment with the lawyer.