Lawsuits

There are several ways to decide cases within the Danish legal system, including lawsuits, mediation, and arbitration. If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to contact us.

What does a lawsuit cost?

Do you wish to start a lawsuit, or received a subpoena from the court? Then it is only natural that a lot of questions pop up regarding how you should handle the situation. The first thing that comes to mind is probably what it costs to take a case to court? You cannot get around the fact that there will be costs.

You must be aware that, as a general rule, a court fee must be paid to the court and very often, an amount must also be paid to the lawyer. The court fee is the fee that the courts charge for the facilitation of the case. The size of this fee depends on various things such as the economic value of the case, whether the counterparty is a public authority, what type of case it is, etc.

If your case concerns, for example, marriage, child custody, or paternity, then you might be exempt from paying this type of fee.

In Danish law, it is generally the losing party who must pay for the legal expenses that the winning party has had in connection with the case. However, the court determines the amount that must be paid to the winning party, based on the court fees paid by the winning party and some guidelines for legal fees for cases of different economic value. This, therefore, also means that even if you are the winning party, you risk that the judge has decided on a lower compensation amount than your actual expenses.

The court fee and the lawyer’s fee are the two larger costs. However, there will often also be costs related to inspections and assessments and compensation for witnesses (depending on the nature of the case).

Let us advise you

Are you still in doubt about what it will cost you? We are happy to provide short free advice if that is all you need. Then call 70 10 13 30 and get a friendly lawyer on the phone.