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How much does litigation cost?

Legal expenses insurance compensates reasonable, necessary legal service and litigation expenses arising from the services of a lawyer in any disputes, criminal cases or petitions that can be immediately processed in Finland by a District Court and that are connected to the private life of the insured.

Legal expenses insurance is valid for the insured and for any people permanently living in the same household.

The insurance compensates any events insured that occur during the validity of the insurance policy. Legal expenses insurance is an optional part available to the most common voluntary insurance policies against loss or damage. Private persons usually get legal expenses insurance as part of their home or car insurance policy. Legal expenses insurance is often included in farm insurance policies, and in insurance policies against loss or damage for entrepreneurs and small companies. Legal expenses insurance may also be obtained as a separate insurance policy for business purposes, and it is often part of the insurance policy taken out by a trade union for its members. Our lawyers almost always apply for the insurance decision themselves, which means that the client will not have to fill out any paperwork and the decision will be quick. Our offices apply for legal protection decisions from insurance companies without charge on behalf of our clients.

 Legal aid and appointing a legal aid counsel

You can also get a private legal aid counsel for litigation from Tammer-Juristit.

A person of limited means can get legal aid, which is paid by the Government in whole or in part in the manner laid down in Finnish legislation. A legal aid counsel is not usually granted, however, if the applicant has a legal expenses insurance policy that will cover the expenses.

You can get a legal aid counsel paid by the Government already for your preliminary investigation, for your interrogation or when you are filing a report of an offence. We recommend that you do so in order to protect your interests. During the preliminary investigation, the police is obligated to notify the suspect of their right to use a legal aid counsel during their interrogation.

Contact us as early as possible so that we can best assist you.

In cases processed abroad, the legal aid also covers legal counselling.

In some criminal cases, the defendant will get a defence counsel paid by the Government, depending on their financial status.

Furthermore, a victim of a serious offence against their person or a sex offence has the right, regardless of their income level, to receive a legal aid counsel paid by the Government.

Legal aid – public legal aid

A new alternative for the legal aid office. A private legal aid counsel. Yes!

You can get a legal aid counsel paid by the Government for your criminal case or dispute. You will find a private legal aid counsel for your trial quickly and easily at our office. We have time for you!

You can get a legal aid counsel paid by the Government already for your preliminary investigation, for your interrogation or when you are filing a report of an offence. We recommend that you do so in order to protect your interests. During the preliminary investigation, the police is obligated to notify the suspect of their right to use a legal aid counsel during their interrogation.

A legal aid counsel is often necessary at court or when handling other legal issues. The starting point is that each party must pay for their own legal aid. If a party does not have the means to purchase the legal aid they need, the Government may pay for it in part or in whole. Legal aid means that a citizen can get a legal aid counsel who is fully or in part paid by the Government. Legal aid covers all legal matters. Whether a person is entitled to legal aid depends on their income level, expenses and responsibility for child support maintenance, i.e. their liquid assets. The liquid assets of an applicant determine whether they will be provided with a legal aid counsel free of charge or whether they will have to pay a deductible. The Government maintains legal aid offices for this purpose. At the legal aid offices, legal aid is provided by public legal aid counsels.

You can also get legal aid from a private law firm.

Tammer-Juristit will apply for a legal aid decision on your behalf so that your litigation expenses will be paid by the Government in part or in full.