Find the Right Lawyer or Legal Professional in Cyprus
Finding the right lawyer to assist you with your legal matters is a complicated task. A competent professional can greatly facilitate a quick resolution of your important legal and administrative issues. On the other hand, if you choose a lawyer whom you find it difficult to work with or get along, the process will likely be longer, more stressful and the outcomes may not satisfy you in the end. That’s why when you start reviewing the services offered by lawyers or other legal professionals, you should pay attention to both the quality and the price they offer.
However, comparing lawyers across different specializations and fields of legal expertise can be difficult and even confusing. Thanks to us, though, choosing the best lawyer for your needs is within your reach. We have worked with many Cypriot legal professionals and know what qualities to look for, and we are happy to share this knowledge with you.
Finding the Right Lawyer or Other Legal Professional
Before you begin to work with a lawyer, it is generally a good idea to thoroughly assess his or her competencies and/or ask for direct recommendations. This will help you get the general idea of the practice areas any given law firm has experience in. It will also allow you to make sure that the lawyers you are going to work with will have all the necessary skills to help with your case.
Once you have found a firm that seems like a right match for your needs, and once they have presented you with an offer for their services, we recommend that you evaluate its price before making a decision. Time and again, we have experienced that the first offer isn’t always the best offer (even though the firm may assure you otherwise)..
Of course, it can be time-consuming to compare prices across different firms and offers. That’s why we offer free consultations where we will help you find the right legal professional for you needs.
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Hourly Rates of Cyprus Lawyers and General Pricing
There are more than 2700 registered lawyers in the Cyprus Bar Association and so the prices charged by individual services can vary greatly. However, most lawyers charge an hourly rate of anywhere between €100 and €400.
Of course, the level of expertise and the quality of service offered by different lawyers can also vary so it is important not to make the choice based solely on the price. On the other hand, it is always a good idea to compare the different offers as certain lawyers may be able to offer substantial discounts.
How We Can Help You Find the Right Lawyer
It’s not often that we require assistance from a legal professional and for that reason, most people lack any knowledge about the market for legals services . If you need a lawyer to help you with an immigration or relocation issue you are facing right now, you may be unsure where to start. You may also be at a loss as to what to look for in the right professional and what pricing would be fair for the services you need
If you decide to work with our team, you’ll have an independent, non-profit partner to help you navigate this complicated and confusing landscape. With more than a decade of experience in conducting businesses in Cyprus, we are more than adequately prepared to assist you in making the right choice. We have the needed background knowledge and the access to the network of more than 30 independent professionals from the legal field. Each of these specialists has a distinct area of expertise and excel in different areas.
Common Practice Areas of Lawyers and Legal Professionals in Cyprus
In Cyprus, generally speaking, you can get any licensed lawyer to perform any legal work. However, recently, lawyers started specializing in specific fields rather than offer general legal services. Therefore, it is best to choose a lawyer who practices in the area of the law related to your case or issue.
Below, you will find examples of the most common practices areas and types of services offered by Cyprus lawyer and legal professional:
Where Do the Differences in Prices Come From?
As you may have noticed, pricing and offers can vary greatly from one lawyer to another Of course, at times, the price may serve as an indicator of the quality of services offered. However, it is also an oversimplification to think that the higher the price the better the service. That’s why it is important to gather as much information as possible before settling for one professional over another.
In case you’re wondering why prices for legal services vary so much, few factors can be named. First of all, almost all work carried out by lawyers is done manually and personally which means that you are effectively paying for the lawyer’s time. The value of a professional’s time is a function of their education and experience they have. Therefore, the more competent the person is, the more they will charge you for their services. That, however, is only one of the factors not the only factor that comes into play when evaluating whether you’re being asked a fair price. To give you a bigger picture of the issues at stake, we prepared the following list of issues affecting the final price of legal services:
1. Service packages result in smaller fees:
For much legal work it is possible to construct so called ‘packages’ because some work are so tightly associated that it covers much of the same ground. Much legal work can be bundled together into deals usually referred to as “packages”. For example, a real estate service package may include an introductory meeting, drafting of a title deed, creation of a purchase agreement, general advice and due diligence on both the property and the seller. In short, all the services you need a lawyer to perform when you buy a real estate property are bundled together and given one price tag.
The example mentioned above is one of the many possibilities that allow a lawyer to effectively combine different offers into one package. Of course, some customers may only need one specific service instead of the whole package; others may even need a more customized approach. However, the large majority of clients will be able to save money by buying legal services in the form of a package.
2. Standardized services are cheaper
It is no secret that not all legal work must necessarily be performed by a certified lawyer and many smaller and less specialized tasks can be easily carried out by paralegals, secretaries, or even law students. Examples of such services may include:
- Drafting of Wills or Testimonies
- Creation of Marriage Agreements or Prenuptial Agreements
- Paperwork related to the formation of a companies
3. The legal industry is conservative
By its nature, the legal industry is extremely conservative. As a profession, lawyers have existed for a very long time and when it comes to the basics of the law, there is little if any innovation.
In addition, as we have already mentioned, legal work is very labour intensive. That’s why it is in the best interest of lawyers to charge by the hour. . It is also one of the reasons why the packages mentioned above are more common in the legal industry than you’d think.
Fortunately, the legal industry is also undergoing some real changes where services such as those provided by movetocyprus.org are helping to make legal services as well as charging procedures more transparent. In addition, technological advances such as the use of AI are beginning to be implemented in legal services (for example, in the crafting of legal documents), driving the prices down.
4. The legal industry is conservative
As the legal industry is very conservative, it is no surprise that the biggest law firms like to highlight their statutes by occupying the best and most luxurious premises in town. This is exactly why many of the older firms own or rent vast office spaces often located in premium locations.
However, this too begins to change with the help of the Internet. The Internet provides law firms with the opportunity to reach a wider client base. This base is usually more interested in finding the best quality for the price than they are in where a law firm might be located. And when you search on the internet you do not necessarily care so much about the location of the lawyer as you are interested is competencies and fair pricing.
You will of course still be able to find expensive and glamorous law firms around, but the premises of many law firms start looking much more humble than they did even a generation ago.
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