Fair and transparent prices.


We charge our fees according to time spent. The amount of the fee depends on the person handling the case and is shown in the following table:

Fabian Spühler: CHF 320.00 per hour plus VAT and expenses
Salome Balmelli: CHF 280.00 per hour plus VAT and expenses
Ana Lucia Gallmann: CHF 280.00 per hour plus VAT and expenses
Nicole Etter: CHF 280.00 per hour plus VAT and expenses
Laurence Steinemann: CHF 250.00 per hour plus VAT and expenses
Jennifer Angst: CHF 240.00 per hour plus VAT and expenses

Each work step is listed and described in the invoice and recorded in steps of 0.1 hours. All time spent in connection with a case will be invoiced (e.g. for letters, legal documents, telephone calls, e-mails, travel to external appointments, court hearings, etc.). The client may request information about the costs incurred at any time.

Secretarial work and expenses in connection with invoicing are not charged.


In addition to the fee, the expenses plus VAT is owed. A flat rate of 3% of the fee (excl. VAT) is charged for small expenses (paper, postage, copies, telephone). In addition to the small expenses, other expenses such as travel costs will be invoiced.

Cost advances

Due to their professional and ethical obligations, lawyers are generally required to demand an advance on their fees from their clients. The law firm Spühler Rechtsanwälte therefore regularly requests advances on costs.

We require an advance of CHF 300.00 for the first meeting. At the first meeting, the person in charge of the case can explain the further costs of handling the case and the financing options.

If it is determined after the first meeting that free legal representation or official defense is possible, no further advances on costs will be requested.

In the case of a cost approval by a legal expenses insurance or a victim counseling center, we waive an advance on costs for the first meeting.

Free legal representation / official defense

The law firm Spühler Rechtsanwälte AG also accepts mandates in the context of free legal representation or public defense. These are mandates in which the lawyer’s fees and, if applicable, procedural costs are borne by the state. The prerequisite is that the person seeking legal assistance cannot afford official or court proceedings and that the case is of a certain complexity.

During your first consultation with Spühler Rechtsanwälte AG, we will be happy to check whether you are entitled to free legal assistance.

Legal expenses insurance

The law firm Spühler Rechtsanwälte also works together with legal expenses insurers. After you have clarified whether we can take on the case by requesting an appointment, you should register your case immediately and personally with the legal expenses insurance company and clarify whether insurance cover exists. Let the insurance company know who from Spühler Attorneys at Law you would like to be represented by. The legal expenses insurance will then issue a cost credit for individual (procedural) steps. You have no cost risk within the cost estimate. Services that go beyond the cost approval or are not covered by the insurance policy are subject to a charge for the client.

Please refer to the information sheet of the Swiss Bar Association.

Further costs

Proceedings before courts and authorities can result in further costs such as procedural costs and party compensation. Read more under FAQ (frequently asked questions).

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