- Terms & Conditions
- Codes of Conduct
- Lawyers’ General T&C
- T&C for Clients
- T&C for Legal Service Providers:
- T&C for Advocacy Service
- T&C for Online Meeting Service
- T&C for Case Review
- T&C for Fixed-Priced Legal Packeges
Lawyers' Codes of Conduct:
We are pleased to welcome you to our network of lawyers.
LegaMart is a multi-jurisdiction platform that provides access to competent, professional, and credible legal Service Providers, mainly in the other jurisdictions rather than yours. We have provided a solution for cultural differences and language limitations and have presented a secure platform for members alongside set codes of conduct. The following codes are as follows: Lawyers must adhere to specific conduct standards for clients to confidently rely on every network lawyer's shared attributes. The Code of Conduct needs to be read and carefully followed.
The lawyer's Code of Conduct, this Agreement, and the policies incorporated herein constitute the parties' entire agreement. Kindly provide us with a notice of any discrepancies between domestic regulations of a distinct jurisdiction and this document. This is a considerable contribution and will allow us to be informed of subsequent related changes. Our lawyers must maintain above an 80% approval rating from all clients they connect through our platform. Similarly, LegaMart implements an internal quality control process to assess the level of service.
Failure to meet the requirements below will hinder a good standing in our network and result in a profile probationary inactivity period or a complete account termination. Our lawyers shall protect clients' interests following LegaMart and IBA's shared values for the legal profession. IBA's (International Bar Association) principles are as follows, 1) Independence; 2) Honesty, integrity and fairness; 3) Conflicts of interest; 4) Confidentiality/professional secrecy; 5) Clients' interest; 6) Lawyers' undertaking; 7) Clients' freedom; 8) Property of clients and third parties; 9) Competence; and 10) Fees. LegaMart directly correlates with the enlisted guidelines as our brand values are centred around competency, professionalism, universality, transparency, fairness. It is our goal to provide the utmost degree of legal accuracy and compliance. Lawyers’ General Terms & Conditions: Bar Admissions and Disciplinary Proceedings It is your sole duty to provide your client and LegaMart with the necessary information. If practised in an area outside of your legal profession, it is viewed as a legal infringement without admission to that jurisdiction's national bar.
You are obliged to immediately alert us of any changes to any bar or court admissions status, maintain good standing with all bar associations and courts, and immediately report any disciplinary action initiated against you or any member of your firm. LegaMart reserves the right to request authorisation from the respective Bar Association and report any violations to the Bar Association.
Following the IBA International Code of ethics, a lawyer who undertakes professional work in a jurisdiction where he is not a full member shall adhere to professional ethics standards in the jurisdiction he has been admitted to. Availability We only send clients when it is desired. You must have an updated profile to reflect your status of 'available' or 'unavailable' for new cases and clients. We require you to really be online and available during the time you already have set. To preclude further approaches from clients, we might de-active your account, if we realised you cannot answer clients’ requests or LegaMart follow up emails. Conflict Check Lawyers shall not take a position in which a client's interest conflicts with those of his own, a lawyer in the same firm, another client—unless otherwise permitted by law, applicable rules of professional conduct, or if permitted, by a client's authorisation.
Lawyers shall never represent a conflict of interest in litigation. In non-litigation consultancy services, lawyers can represent a case only after having disclosed all or possible conflicts of interest to the concerned parties. This is also only made possible with the parties' consent under the IBA International Code of Ethics and the International Principles on Conduct for the Legal Profession. Notwithstanding such checks and lawyers’ acceptance of cases, circumstances may arise that prevent the lawyers from acting for the client in an existing ongoing or future matter. In these situations, IBA’s principals regulating conflicts of interest apply, and lawyers may terminate the Agreement for other ethical reasons. Response Time for Consultation Requests The turnaround period for accepting and declining service requests would be determined by
LegaMart client support team and is up to 48 hours, depending on the service and urgency of the matter. Your Rate and Flat Fees (or other alternative fee structures) On LegaMart's network, you are required to present LegaMart with your contractual terms and payment structure. To maintain the competitive system of LegaMart, you cannot increase the fee you have tendered unless there is a piece of transparent false information from the client's side that will affect the work. Your rate (standard hourly rate offered through the platform) and all flat fees or alternative fee structures must reflect no less than a 25% discount off your regular 'rack rate' at all times. A rack rate is a rate that is offered to new clients without applied discounts. LegaMart charges a Service Charge from the client's payment.
You cannot negotiate on an initial cost less than the LegaMart Service Charge (mainly 18.5% depending on the service package). Accepting Client Cases After initial communication with a client and a probably a 10-30 minute free consultation through LegaMart's platform, we ask that you either: a) accept the project through the site and allocate an appropriate fee b) inform us if there is a need for additional client information; or c) decline the case and indicate your justification. The time-frame requirements outlined in "Consultation Requests" also apply above. Upon a consultation acceptance, a binding legal agreement is concluded, obliging the lawyer to provide the client's requested services.
Client Response Requests The most common complaint that clients have about their lawyers is their lack of communication. We are proud to have built a network of lawyers that consider client responsiveness as a high priority. We ask all our lawyers to respond to client requests, in various means, at the earliest possible convenience. Inquiries from us Any inquiry from us concerning the items listed above must be provided with a response within the next 48 hours. Referring a Client Back to the Network In case of any conflict or issue during an initial consultation with an applicant, you must refer the applicant back onto the LegaMart network for an appropriate alternative to be matched. Profile You are solely responsible for any misstatement and misrepresentation published on your profile, including but not limited to the timeliness and accuracy of the information.
We recommend a regular profile update for clients to have the benefit of acquiring a more accurate grasp of you and your practice. Work on Cases The principle of lawyers' responsibilities under the IBA principles on legal profession conduct states that you honour any undertaking given in the course of your practice promptly and until the duty is performed, released, or excused.