Services and conditions:
hbr advokáti s.r.o. is a law firm providing legal services according the Act No. 132/1990 Coll. on Advocacy as amended, Code of Conduct of Slovak Bar Association, contracts on provision of legal services, in accordance with the Constitution of Slovak Republic, constitutional acts and all other regulatory acts and by - laws.
Our clients are provided with bespoke legal services, tailored for their respective needs and in a manner most suitable for the particular situation.
Office hours at our law firm are from 8 am until 6 pm during weekdays, services outside of this period are provided by appointment only. It is advisable to make appointment for any consultation in advance.When providing legal services the advocate is obliged to:
- Protect the rights and interest of client and follow given instructions when in compliance with the law. Readily inform the client of possible consequences where conflict with the law is likely or imminent.
- Adhere to professional standard, act fair, with due care and in a proper manner, while employing all the available legal instruments to provide efficient and cost effective services.
- Follow the Code of Conduct of the Slovak Bar Association.
- Refrain from disclosing any information aquired in connection with provision of legal services. Obligation not to disclose information is to be respected at all times unless client's permission or client successor's permission after client's death or dissolution to disclose certain information related to the provided services, is granted. In case of more than one successor, unanimous declaration of will in writing is neccessary for effective discharge of advocate's non-disclosure obligation. This does not apply if the advocate considers such discharge to be against the best interest of the client. The advocate is not obliged to honour non-disclosure obligation towards a person, he/she uses to perform particular part of legal services, if such a person has the same non-disclosure obligations under the special regulation.
The advocate is entitled to substitution by other advocate, junior associate or employee when acting on behalf of client, when such a substitution is approved by client and law.
The advocate provides legal services for remuneration and is entitled to claim adequate advance payment. Agreement on remuneration is part of the agreement between advocate and client, in absence of such agreement, the advocate is entitled to remuneration according to the tariff under provisions of the by - law of Ministry of Justice of Slovak Republic No. 655/2004 Coll. on Rewards and Reimbursement of Advocates for Provision of Legal Services as amended. Remuneration and reimbursment of inccured costs are billed with invoices issued usually once in a month, unless agreed otherwise. The total billed amount, the amount constituting remuneration, costs reimbursement and time loss reimbursement as well as the VAT shall be clearly stated in the invoice. The invoices are issued with 14 days payment period.