Costs

This page offers you information about the costs of justice in Slovenia. For a more in-depth analysis on the costs of proceedings, please consult the following case studies: Family law - Divorce Family law – custody of the children Family law – alimony Commercial law – contract Commercial law – responsibility

Regulatory framework governing fees of legal professions

Attorneys

Attorneys’ fees are regulated by the Attorney Fees Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 67/2008; 35/2009-ZOdv-C, valid from 1.1.2009 until 9.5.2009). This law applies until the Slovenian Bar Association adopts the new list of attorneys’ fees, which must be approved by the Minister of Justice and Public Administration.

Notaries

Notaries’ fees are regulated by the Notary Tariff (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 94/2008) adopted by the Minister of Justice and Public Administration. Before adoption, the Minister submits the tariff to the Slovenian Chamber of Notaries for preliminary remarks and opinions, which however do not legally bind the Minister.

Fixed costs

Fixed costs in civil proceedings

Fixed costs for litigants in civil proceedings

Fixed costs include:

  • court fees,
  • attorneys’ fees,
  • experts’ fees,
  • translators' and interpreters' fees, as well as
  • travel costs (e.g. those of witnesses and experts).

Stage of the civil proceeding where fixed costs must be paid

Court fees are usually paid at the beginning of the proceeding when the application has been filed.

In some cases, the fees are paid when the court hands down a decision (e.g. social matter disputes before first instance courts, land register proceedings, proceedings concerning first instance decisions on indemnities).

In probate proceedings, the fee is paid at the end of the hearing – once the exact estate of the deceased is known.

Attorneys’ fees must be paid after the court issues an order on the costs of the proceeding. Attorneys may request that a portion or the full amount of their fees be paid in advance, which is common practice.

The party who suggests an examination of the evidence (e.g. by an expert or witness), or the use of the service of a translator or interpreter must pay these costs in advance.

Fixed costs in criminal proceedings

Fixed costs for litigants in criminal proceedings

Fixed costs include:

  • court fees,
  • attorneys’ fees (which depend on the number of hearings),
  • experts’ fees,
  • translators' and interpreters' fees, as well as
  • travel costs (e.g. those of witnesses and experts).

Stage of the criminal proceedings where fixed costs must be paid

Court fees and other costs are usually paid after the court has made a final decision which is not subject to appeal or after the court has subsequently issued a special order on the costs of the proceedings which is not subject to appeal.

Attorneys’ fees should be paid after the court has issued an order on the costs of the proceedings. Attorneys may request that a portion or full amount of their fees be paid in advance, which is common practice.

Fixed costs in constitutional proceedings

Fixed costs for litigants in constitutional proceedings

There are no court fees in constitutional proceedings. Other costs (e.g. attorneys' fees and travel costs) constitute part of each party’s own expenses.

Stage of the constitutional proceeding where fixed costs must be paid

Attorneys’ fees should be paid at the end of the proceedings. They may request that a portion or full amount of their fees be paid in advance, which is common practice.

Prior information to be provided by legal representatives

Rights and obligations of the parties

Attorneys are not legally required to provide information on rights and obligations, chances of success and the costs involved. However, attorneys' requests for payment must be issued on a special invoice displaying information on fees and costs. When the attorney and the client agree that fees and costs will not be determined based on the Attorney Fees Act but rather according to a special agreement on the level of fees, the agreement must conform to specific rules.

Legal basis for costs

Where can I find information on the legal basis for costs in Slovenia?

Costs for judicial proceedings are regulated by the following legal texts:

  • The Court Fees Act Zakon o sodnih taksah (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 37/2008),
  • The Attorney Fees Act – Zakon o odvetniški tarifi (an amendment is planned in the near future),
  • The Notary Tariff – Notarska tarifa (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 94/2008, 32/2011. A new amendment is planned shortly),
  • Rules on court interpretersPravilnik o sodnih tolmačih (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 49/2002, 75/2003, 71/2007),
  • Rules on court experts and court appraisersPravilnik o sodnih izvedencih in cenilcih (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 7/2002, 75/2003, 72/2005, 71/2007, 84/2008),
  • The Criminal Procedure Act – Zakon o kazenskem postopku (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 32/2012),
  • Rules on the Recovery of Costs in Criminal Proceedings – Pravilnik o povrnitvi stroškov v kazenskem postopku Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 61/1997, 6897 - corr. 62/2008),
  • The Civil Procedure Act – Zakon o pravdnem postopku (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 73/2007 – official consolidated version, 45/08 - ZArbit, 45/08, 111/08 - Odl. US, 121/08 - Skl. US, 57/09 - Odl. US, 12/10 - Odl. US, 50/10 - Odl. US, 107/10 - Odl. US, 75/12 - Odl. US and 76/12 - corr.).

The above-mentioned texts can be found on Slovenia's online legal portal, the Legal Information Centre, or from other national legislation registers.

In what languages can I obtain information on the legal basis for costs in Slovenia?

Information is only available in Slovene.

Where can I find information on mediation?

Information on mediation is available from the EJN Civil Atlas webpage on Alternative dispute resolutions.

Information can also be found on the website of the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration and on the websites of individual courts which provide court-based mediation (e.g. District Court of Ljubljana).

Further information can be also found on the websites of NGOs and private sector operators which are active in mediation (see pages on Mediation and on Find a Mediator).

Where can I find additional information on costs?

Where can I find information on the average length of time that different procedures take?

The section of the website of the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration on the analysis of judicial statistics contains information on the average length of time of different procedures.

Value Added Tax

How is this information provided?

Information about costs is published in different regulations; however, VAT is not usually included. When VAT must be added to the price (e.g. if an attorney’s services are subject to VAT), the regulations usually state it.

Legal aid

Applicable income threshold in the area of civil justice

The income threshold applicable to legal aid is regulated by Article 13 of the Free Legal Aid ActZakon o brezplačni pravni pomoči (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 48/2001, 50/2004, 96/2004-UPB1, 23/2008).

People are entitled to legal aid if their families' financial status prevents them from paying judicial costs without damaging their minimum level of subsistence. Their minimum level of subsistence is considered as threatened when the person’s monthly income, or a family member's monthly average income, does not exceed twice the monthly minimum income provided for in the Social Security Act – Zakon o socialnem varstvu (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 3/2007-UPB2 {23/2007 corr., 41/2007 corr.}, 122/2007 Odl.US: U-I-11/07-45).

From 1 June 2012 the minimum income is EUR 260; the income threshold for legal aid is therefore EUR 520.

The court may also exempt parties from paying court fees (regulated by Article 11 of the Court Fees Act) if paying them would considerably reduce their and their families' minimum subsistence budget. The decision is left to the court's discretion after taking into account all relevant circumstances.

Applicable income threshold in the area of criminal justice for defendants and for victims

The applicable income threshold in the area of criminal justice for defendants and for victims is the same as in civil justice cases.

Other conditions attached to the granting of legal aid for victims and for defendants

There are no other conditions attached to the granting of legal aid neither for victims nor for defendants.

Cost-free court proceedings

The payment of court fees is not necessary in the following court proceedings:

  • proceedings before the Constitutional Court of Slovenia,
  • enforcement of court decisions in disputes relating to employment and other work-related issues,
  • proceedings where legal aid has been granted,
  • enforcement of alimony claims,
  • temporary injunctions during divorce proceedings or proceedings on alimony child support,
  • insolvency proceedings when started by the debtor,
  • certification of documents that are needed for the enforcement of social security rights in a foreign country,
  • various other proceedings and matters listed in the Court Fees Act and other regulations.

When does the losing party have to pay the winning party's costs?

The reimbursement of costs is regulated by the Criminal Procedure Act and the Civil Procedure Act, which establish the principle of success and the principle of fault.

In civil proceedings, the unsuccessful party must refund the costs incurred by the successful party. Each party must cover costs resulting from their own fault or by coincidence. More detailed rules on the reimbursement of costs are laid down in the Civil Procedure Act (Articles 151-186 and 173.a) and in the Rules on the Recovery of Costs in Criminal Proceedings (Official Gazette No 15/03).

In criminal proceedings, the court will generally rule that the defendant reimburses costs, if found guilty. The Criminal Procedure Act (Articles 92-99) and the special regulation issued by the Minister for Justice and Public Administration contain more detailed rules on the reimbursement of costs.

Experts’ fees

In civil proceedings, experts’ fees are, in principle, paid in advance by the party which requested that evidence by an expert be heard. If the court decides to hear the expert, the court will cover the costs in advance. These costs are then reimbursed at the end of the proceeding, according to the principle of success.

In criminal proceedings, experts’ fees are paid in advance by the court.

Translators' and interpreters' fees

In criminal proceedings, the court pays the translators’ and interpreters’ fees in advance.

The costs of translation or interpretation into and from Italian and Hungarian are not chargeable on the basis of the Italian and Hungarian minorities' constitutional rights to use their own language (even where the persons concerned are required to reimburse other costs in a criminal proceeding).

The cost of translation and interpretation is not charged if the defendant cannot understand the language in which the proceeding is being conducted.

In civil proceedings, translators’ and interpreters’ fees form part of the cost of proceedings. These costs must be paid in advance by the party whose behaviour initiated the proceeding. At the end of the proceedings, the costs are reimbursed on the basis of the principle of success and the principle of fault.

Slovenia's case studies

More specific information on costs of proceedings in Slovenia is available through some concrete case studies.

Related links

Slovenian Law System

Directory of District Court of Ljubljana

Directory of judicial statistics analysis

Related attachments

Slovenian's report of the Study on Transparency of Costs PDF (723 Kb) en

Last update: 08/11/2019

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Case study 1 - family law - divorce - Slovenia

In this case study on family law – divorce, Member States were asked to advise the party that files for divorce on litigation costs in order to consider the following situations:

Case A – National situation: a couple gets married. Later they separate and agree to a divorce.

Case B – Transnational situation: Two nationals from a same Member State (Member State A) get married. The marriage is celebrated in Member State A. After the wedding, the couple moves to live and work in another Member State (Member State B) where they establish their residence. Shortly thereafter the couple separates with the wife returning to Member State A and the husband remaining in Member State B. The couple agrees to a divorce. Upon her return to Member State A, the wife immediately files for a divorce before the courts of Member State B.

Costs in Slovenia

Costs for court, appeals and alternative dispute resolution


Case Study

Court

Appeals

ADR

Initial court fees

Transcription fees

Other fees

Initial court fees

Transcription fees

Other fees

Is this option open for this type of case?

Costs

Case A

EUR 72

N/A

N/A

EUR 36

N/A

N/A

YES

N/A

Case B

EUR 72

N/A

N/A

EUR 36

N/A

N/A

YES

N/A



Costs for lawyer, bailiff and expert


Case Study

Lawyer

Is representation compulsory?

Average costs

Case A

NO

EUR 172,50 – EUR 4937.50

Actual costs are determined by considering all relevant circumstances of the case (extent and importance, property and income of the spouses) Article 23 of the Court Fees Act

Case B

NO

EUR 172,50 – EUR 4937.50

Actual costs are determined by considering all relevant circumstances of the case (extent and importance, property and income of the spouses) Article 23 of the Court Fees Act



Case Study

Bailiff

Expert

Is representation compulsory?

Pre-judgement costs

Post-judgement costs

Is use compulsory?

Cost

Case A

N/A

N/A

N/A

NO

N/A

Case B

N/A

N/A

N/A

NO

N/A



Costs for witness compensation, pledge or security and other relevant fees


Case

Study

Witness compensation

Pledge or security

Other fees

Are witnesses compensated?

Cost

Does this exist and when and how is it used?

Cost

Description

Cost

Case A

YES

Actual travel, accommodation and other costs – Article 4 of the Rules on reimbursement of civil procedure-related costs

YES – item 13 of article 270 of the Civil Procedure Act

N/A

Notarial authentication of divorce agreement is necessary

EUR 37 – EUR 689

The actual costs are determined according to the value of the subject

Case B

YES

Actual travel, accommodation and other costs – Article 4 of the Rules on reimbursement of civil procedure-related costs

YES – item 13 of article 270 of the Civil Procedure Act

N/A

Notarial authentication of divorce agreement is necessary

EUR 37 – EUR 689

The actual costs are determined according to the value of the subject



Costs for legal aid and other reimbursement



Case

study

Legal Aid

Reimbursement

When and under which conditions is it applicable?

When is support total?

Conditions?

Can the winning party obtain reimbursement of litigation costs?

If reimbursement is not total what is percentage in general?

What costs are never reimbursed?

Are there instances when legal aid should be reimbursed to the legal aid organisation?

Case A

See section on Legal Aid above

Always

See section on Legal Aid above

YES

It depends on the success of the winning party

See section: when does the losing party have to pay the winning party’s costs?

YES

Case B

See section on Legal Aid above

Always

See section on Legal Aid above

YES

It depends on the success of the winning party

See section: when does the losing party have to pay the winning party’s costs?

YES



Costs for translation and interpretation


Case

study

Translation

Interpretation

Other costs specific to cross-border disputes?

When and under what conditions is it necessary?

Approximate cost?

When and under what conditions is it necessary?

Approximate cost?

Description

Approximate cost?

Case A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

All applications to the Court must be in Slovene language or another language in formal use in the court (Italian and Hungarian in some courts). Article 104 of the Civil Procedure Act.

Example: 50 pages cost EUR 1262.25

If the party involved does not understand the language in which the proceeding is being conducted.

Example: half an hour of interpretation costs EUR 34.43

N/A

N/A

Last update: 08/11/2019

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Please note that the original language version of this page Slovenian has been amended recently. The language version you are now viewing is currently being prepared by our translators.

Case study 2 - family law - custody of the children - Slovenia

In this case study on family law – custody of the children, Member States were asked to advise the suing party on litigation costs on litigation costs in order to consider the following situations:

Case A – National situation: Two persons have lived together unmarried for a number of years. They have a three year old child when they separate. A court decision grants custody of the child to the mother and a right of access to the father. The mother sues to limit the father’s right of access.

Case B – Transnational situation where you are a lawyer in Member State A: Two persons have lived together unmarried in a Member State (Member State B) for a number of years. They have a child together but separate immediately after the child’s birth. A court decision in Member State B gives the child’s custody to the mother with a right of access to the father. The mother and the child move to live in another Member State (Member State A) as authorized to do so by the Court decision and the father remains in Member State B. A few years later, the mother sues in Member State A to change the father’s right of access.


Costs in Slovenia

Costs for Court, Appeals and Alternative Dispute Resolution


Case Study

Court

Appeals

ADR

Initial court fees

Transcription fees

Other fees

Initial court fees

Transcription fees

Other fees

Is this option open for this type of case?

Costs

Case A

EUR 45

N/A

N/A

EUR 22.50

N/A

N/A

YES

N/A

Case B

EUR 45

N/A

N/A

ER 22.50

N/A

N/A

YES

N/A



Costs for lawyer, bailiff and expert


Case Study

Lawyer

Bailiff

Is representation compulsory?

Average costs

Is representation compulsory?

Pre-judgement costs

Post-judgement costs

Case A

NO

EUR 172.50

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

NO

EUR 172.50

N/A

N/A

N/A



Case Study

Expert

Is use compulsory?

Cost

Case A

NO

EUR 644

Average for a medium to difficult case

Case B

NO

EUR 644

Average for a medium to difficult case



Costs for witness compensation, pledge or security and other relevant fees


Case

Study

Witness compensation

Pledge or security

Other fees

Are witnesses compensated?

Cost

Does this exist and when and how is it used?

Cost

Description

Cost

Case A

YES

Actual travel, accommodation and other costs – Article 4 of the Rules on reimbursement of civil procedure-related costs

YES – item 13 of the article 270 of the Civil Procedure Act

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

YES

Actual travel, accommodation and other costs – Article 4 of the Rules on reimbursement of civil procedure-related costs

YES – item 13 of the article 270 of the Civil Procedure Act

N/A

N/A

N/A



Costs for legal aid and other reimbursement



Case

study

Legal Aid

When and under which conditions is it applicable?

When is support total?

Conditions?

Case A

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Always

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Case B

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Always

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice




Case

study

Reimbursement

Can the winning party obtain reimbursement of litigation costs?

If reimbursement is not total what is percentage in general?

What costs are never reimbursed?

Are there instances when legal aid should be reimbursed to the legal aid organisation?

Case A

YES

It depends on the success of the winning party

See section: When the losing party have to pay the winning party's costs?

YES

Case B

YES

It depends on the success of the winning party

See section: When the losing party have to pay the winning party's costs?

YES



Costs for translation and interpretation


Case

study

Translation

Interpretation

Other costs specific to cross-border disputes?

When and under what conditions is it necessary?

Approximate cost?

When and under what conditions is it necessary?

Approximate cost?

Description

Approximate cost?

Case A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

All applications to the Court must be in Slovene language or another language in formal use in the court (Italian and Hungarian in some courts). Article 104 of the Civil Procedure Act

Example: 50 pages cost EUR 1262.25

If the party involved does not understand the language in which the proceeding is being conducted

Example: half an hour of interpretation costs EUR 34.43

N/A

N/A

Last update: 08/11/2019

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Please note that the original language version of this page Slovenian has been amended recently. The language version you are now viewing is currently being prepared by our translators.

Case study 3 - family law - alimony - Slovenia

In this case study on family law – alimony, Member States were asked to advise the suing party on litigation costs on litigation costs in order to consider the following situations:

Case A – National situation: Two persons have lived together unmarried for a number of years. They have a three year old child when they separate. A court decision grants custody of the child to the mother. The only outstanding dispute relates to the amount of the alimony owed to the mother by the father for the support and education of the child. The mother sues on this.

Case B – Transnational situation where you are a lawyer in Member State A: Two persons have lived together unmarried in a Member State (State B). They have a three year old child. They separate. A court decision in Member State B gives the child’s custody to the mother. With the agreement of the father, the mother and the child move to live in another Member State (Member State A) where they establish their residence.

An outstanding dispute remains. This relates to the amount of the alimony owed to the mother by the father for the support and education of the child. The mother sues on this in Member State A.


Costs in Slovenia

Costs for court, appeals and alternative dispute resolution


Case Study

Court

Appeals

Initial court fees

Transcription fees

Other fees

Initial court fees

Transcription fees

Other fees

Case A

EUR 45

N/A

N/A

EUR 22.50

N/A

N/A

Case B

EUR 45

N/A

N/A

EUR 22.50

N/A

N/A



Case Study

ADR

Is this option open for this type of case?

Costs

Case A

YES

N/A

Case B

YES

N/A



Costs for lawyer, bailiff and expert


Case Study

Lawyer

Bailiff

Is representation compulsory?

Average costs

Is representation compulsory?

Pre-judgement costs

Post-judgement costs

Case A

NO

EUR 172.50

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

NO

EUR 172.50

N/A

N/A

N/A



Case Study

Expert

Is use compulsory?

Cost

Case A

NO

EUR 644

Average for a medium to difficult case

Case B

NO

EUR 644

Average for a medium to difficult case



Costs for witness compensation, pledge or security and other relevant fees


Case

Study

Witness compensation

Pledge or security

Other fees

Are witnesses compensated?

Cost

Does this exist and when and how is it used?

Cost

Description

Cost

Case A

YES

Actual travel, accommodation and other costs – Article 4 of the Rules on reimbursement of civil procedure-related costs

YES – item 13 of article 270 of the Civil Procedure Act

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

YES

Actual travel, accommodation and other costs – Article 4 of the Rules on reimbursement of civil procedure-related costs

YES – item 13 of article 270 of the Civil Procedure Act

N/A

N/A

N/A



Costs for legal aid and other reimbursement



Case

study

Legal Aid

When and under what conditions is it applicable?

When is support total?

Conditions?

Case A

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Always

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Case B

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Always

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice




Case

study

Reimbursement

Can the winning party obtain reimbursement of litigation costs?

If reimbursement is not total what is percentage in general?

What costs are never reimbursed?

Are there instances when legal aid should be reimbursed to the legal aid organisation?

Case A

YES

It depends on the success of the winning party

See section: when does the losing party have to pay the winning party's costs?

YES

Case B

YES

It depends on the success of the winning party

See section: when does the losing party have to pay the winning party's costs?

YES



Costs for translation and interpretation


Case

study

Translation

Interpretation

When and under which conditions is it necessary?

Approximate cost?

When and under which conditions is it necessary?

Approximate cost?

Case A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

All applications to the court must be in Slovene language or other language that is in formal use in the court (Italian and Hungarian language in some courts). Article 104 of the Civil Procedure Act

Example: 50 pages cost EUR 1262,25

If the party involved does not understand the language in which the proceeding is being conducted

Example: half an hour of interpretation costs EUR 34.43



Case

study

Other costs specific to cross-border disputes?

Description

Approximate cost?

Case A

N/A

N/A

Case B

N/A

N/A

Last update: 08/11/2019

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Please note that the original language version of this page Slovenian has been amended recently. The language version you are now viewing is currently being prepared by our translators.

Case study 4 - commercial law - contract - Slovenia

In this case study on commercial law – contract, Member States were asked to advise the seller on litigation costs in order to consider the following situations:

Case A – National situation: A company delivered goods worth 20.000 euros. The seller has not been paid because the buyer considers that the goods do not conform to what was agreed.

The seller decides to sue to obtain the full payment of the price.

Case B – Transnational situation: A company whose head office is located in Member State B delivers goods worth 20.000 euros to buyer in Member State A. The contract is subject to Member State B’s law and written in Member State B’s language. This seller has not been paid because the buyer located in Member State A considers that the goods do not conform to what was agreed. The seller decides to sue in Member State A to obtain full payment of the price as provided under the contract with the buyer.

Costs in Slovenia

Costs for Court, Appeals and Alternative Dispute Resolution


Case Study

Court

Appeals

Initial court fees

Transcription fees

Other fees

Initial court fees

Transcription fees

Other fees

Case A

EUR 621

N/A

N/A

EUR 621

N/A

N/A

Case B

EUR 621

N/A

N/A

EUR 621

N/A

N/A



Case Study

ADR

Is this option open for this type of case?

Costs

Case A

YES

N/A

Case B

YES

N/A


Costs for lawyer, bailiff and expert


Case Study

Lawyer

Bailiff

Is representation compulsory?

Average costs

Is representation compulsory?

Pre-judgement costs

Post-judgement costs

Case A

NO

EUR 1047.50

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

NO

EUR 1047.50

N/A

N/A

N/A



Case Study

Expert

Is use compulsory?

Cost

Case A

NO

EUR 644

Average for a medium to difficult case

Case B

NO

EUR 644

Average for a medium to difficult case



Costs for witness compensation, pledge or security and other relevant fees


Case

Study

Witness compensation

Pledge or security

Other fees

Are witnesses compensated?

Cost

Does this exist and when and how is it used?

Cost

Description

Cost

Case A

YES

Actual travel, accommodation and other costs – Article 4 of the Rules on reimbursement of civil procedure-related costs

YES – item 13 of the article 270 of the Civil Procedure Act

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

YES

Actual travel, accommodation and other costs – Article 4 of the Rules on reimbursement of civil procedure-related costs

YES – item 13 of the article 270 of the Civil Procedure Act

N/A

N/A

N/A



Costs for legal aid and other reimbursement



Case

study

Legal Aid

When and under which conditions is it applicable?

When is support total?

Conditions?

Case A

See section on Legal Aid: the income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Always

See section on Legal Aid: the income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Case B

See section on Legal Aid: the income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Always

See section on Legal Aid: the income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice




Case

study

Reimbursement

Can the winning party obtain reimbursement of litigation costs?

If reimbursement is not total what is percentage in general?

What costs are never reimbursed?

Are there instances when legal aid should be reimbursed to the legal aid organisation?

Case A

YES

It depends on the success of the winning party.

See section on: when does the losing party have to pay the winning party's costs?

YES

Case B

YES

It depends on the success of the winning party.

See section on: when does the losing party have to pay the winning party's costs?

YES



Costs for translation and interpretation


Case

study

Translation

Interpretation

When and under what conditions is it necessary?

Approximate cost?

When and under what conditions is it necessary?

Approximate cost?

Case A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

All applications to the court must be in Slovene language or other language that is in formal use in the court (Italian and Hungarian language in some courts). Article 104 of the Civil Procedure Act

Example: 50 pages cost EUR 1262.25

If the party involved does not understand the language in which the proceeding is being held

Example: half an hour of interpretation costs EUR 34.43



Case

study

Other costs specific to cross-border disputes?

Description

Approximate cost?

Case A

N/A

N/A

Case B

N/A

N/A

Last update: 08/11/2019

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Case study 5 - commercial law - responsibility - Slovenia

In this case study on commercial law – responsibility, Member States were asked to advise the customer on litigation costs in order to consider the following situations:

Case A – National situation: A heating equipment manufacturer delivers a heater to an installer. The installer on-sells (and installs) the heater to a customer to equip his/her house. The house catches fire shortly thereafter. Every participant (heating equipment manufacturer, installer, end-customer) is insured. The origin of the fire is contested. Nobody wants to compensate the customer.

The customer decides to sue for full compensation the heating equipment manufacturer, the heating equipment installer and the insurance companies.

Case B – Transnational situation: A heating equipment manufacturer in a Member State B delivers heater to an installer in a Member State C. The installer on-sells the heater (and installs) the heater to a customer in Member State A to equip his/her house. The house catches fire shortly thereafter. Each participant (heating equipment manufacturer, installer, end-customer) is insured by an insurance company in its own Member State. The origin of the fire is contested. Nobody wants to compensate the customer.

The customer decides to sue in Member State A for full compensation the heating equipment manufacturer, the heating equipment installer and the insurance companies in Member State A.


Costs in Slovenia

Costs for Court, appeals and alternative dispute resolution


Case Study

Court

Appeals

ADR

Initial court fees

Transcription fees

Other fees

Initial court fees

Transcription fees

Other fees

Is this option open for this type of case?

Costs

Case A

EUR 3225

N/A

N/A

EUR 3225

N/A

N/A

YES

N/A

Case B

EUR 3225

N/A

N/A

EUR 3225

N/A

N/A

YES

N/A


Costs for lawyer, bailiff and expert


Case Study

Lawyer

Bailiff

Is representation compulsory?

Average costs

Is representation compulsory?

Pre-judgement costs

Post-judgement costs

Case A

NO

EUR 2987.50

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

NO

EUR 2987.50

N/A

N/A

N/A



Case Study

Expert

Is use compulsory?

Cost

Case A

NO

EUR 644

The average work of the expert covering a medium-difficult case.

Case B

NO

EUR 644

The average work of the expert covering a medium-difficult case.


Costs for witness compensation, pledge or security and other relevant fees


Case

Study

Witness compensation

Pledge or security

Other fees

Are witnesses compensated?

Cost

Does this exist and when and how is it used?

Cost

Description

Cost

Case A

YES

Actual travel, accommodation and other costs – Article 4 of the Rules on reimbursement of civil procedure-related costs.

YES – item 13 of the article 270 of the Civil Procedure Act

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

YES

Actual travel, accommodation and other costs – Article 4 of the Rules on reimbursement of civil procedure-related costs.

YES – item 13 of the article 270 of the Civil Procedure Act

N/A

N/A

N/A


Costs for legal aid and other reimbursement



Case

study

Legal Aid

When and under which conditions is it applicable?

When is support total?

Conditions?

Case A

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Always

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Case B

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice

Always

See section on Legal Aid: income threshold applicable to legal aid in civil justice




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study

Reimbursement

Can the winning party obtain reimbursement of litigation costs?

If reimbursement is not total what is percentage in general?

What costs are never reimbursed?

Are there instances when legal aid should be reimbursed to the legal aid organisation?

Case A

YES

It depends on the success of the winning party

See section: when does the losing party have to pay the winning party's costs?

YES

Case B

YES

It depends on the success of the winning party

See section: when does the losing party have to pay the winning party's costs?

YES


Costs for translation and interpretation


Case

study

Translation

Interpretation

Other costs specific to cross-border disputes?

When and under what conditions is it necessary?

Approximate cost?

When and under what conditions is it necessary?

Approximate cost?

Description

Approximate cost?

Case A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Case B

All applications to the Court must be in Slovene language or other language that is in formal use in the court (Italian and Hungarian language in some courts). Article 104 of the Civil Procedure Act

Example: 50 pages cost EUR 1262.25

If the party involved does not understand the language in which the proceeding is being held

Example: half an hour of interpretation costs EUR 34.43

N/A

N/A

Last update: 08/11/2019

The national language version of this page is maintained by the respective Member State. The translations have been done by the European Commission service. Possible changes introduced in the original by the competent national authority may not be yet reflected in the translations. The European Commission accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to any information or data contained or referred to in this document. Please refer to the legal notice to see copyright rules for the Member State responsible for this page.