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Attorneys can get a "success fee"

Attorneys can get a "success fee"

From March 1, 2020, it will be possible to set the attorney's fee depending on the outcome of the case. Previously, the position on this issue was ambiguous in judicial practice and legislation. This amendment applies only to lawyers, who have officially obtained the status of attorney. 

It will become possible for attorneys to establish a "success fee" in all cases except criminal and administrative ones. According to the Russian legislator, the amendment will allow citizens who are not able to immediately pay the fee of a lawyer to ask for legal assistance.