Can a lawyer take a percentage of the money earned through a trial?

Verified 18 October 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Yes, your lawyer can take a percentage of the sums earned in a trial, but only if it meets the conditions of an additional fee.

First of all, the supplementary fee must be provided for in the binding agreement that the lawyer must propose to you from the beginning of the collaboration.

Then, the additional fee must be fixed taking into account the following:

  • Result obtained by the work of the lawyer
  • Service that was rendered to you by the lawyer
  • Your financial situation


fees fixed solely on the basis of the result obtained in court are prohibited. This method of remuneration may concern only a supplementary fee.

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